Has peak oil theory been debunked ? If so what does it mean for ecological sustainability?
In the light of new synthetic fuel processing plants coming on line as well as new unconventional oil supplies across the world, does this mean that peak oil theory has been debunked?
Please join us for a lively and stimulating discussion on whether we are truly running out of fossil fuels or not. And what are the implications for ecological sustainability either way?
7pm -> 9pm
David Hughes is a geoscientist who has studied the energy resources of Canada for nearly four decades, including 32 years with the Geological Survey of Canada as a scientist and research manager. He developed the National Coal Inventory to determine the availability and environmental constraints associated with Canada’s coal resources. As Team Leader for Unconventional Gas on the Canadian Gas Potential Committee, he coordinated the recent publication of a comprehensive assessment of Canada’s unconventional natural gas potential. Over the past decade, he has researched, published and lectured widely on global energy and sustainability issues in North America and internationally. He is a Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and his work has been featured in the popular press, radio, television and other public media. He is currently president of Global Sustainability Research Inc, a consultancy dedicated to research on energy and sustainability issues.
Bill Tubbs, Climate and Energy Policy Analyst currently working in the energy supply sector. Interested in how to balance the economic costs of taking action today with the future benefits of mitigating climate change impacts and the kinds of policies that would best achieve that.
Jon Cooksey is a writer/producer/director living and working in Vancouver. Jon has worked in all genres of film and television, including comedy, drama and family. As a writer, he has won Humanitas, Gemini and Cable Ace awards, and has now won multiple awards, as director and producer, for “How to Boil a Frog,” in which he acts as writer, director, producer and court jester. He’s also an activist, founder of the Vancouver Peak Oil Executive, and is currently working with many others to create a continental blockade of the Alberta tar sands. Jon was a story consultant on the soon-to-be-released feature film “Revolution” and is developing a TV pilot for Impossible Pictures in the UK. Jon’s series “The Collector” won a Leo Award for Best Series, and was nominated for Best Series at the Monte Carlo International Film & TV Festival, based on its success overseas.
Start time: 7pm
End time: 8pm