2008 ASPO-USA Conference – Sacramento, CA

The Energy Challenge
Sacramento, CA, September 21-23

*Note: Videos for this year are still being processed and will be available by the end of the week.

Conference Notes courtesy of Chris Nelder: http://www.getreallist.com/notes-from-the-2008-aspo-usa-peak-oil-conference.html

Day 1 – Sunday, September 21, 2008

Peak Oil: Reporting the Story – Part 1

Erica Etelson — San Francisco Chronicle
Bart Anderson — Energy Bulletin
Neil King — Wall Street Journal

Moderator: John Theobald — University of California, Davis

Peak Oil: Reporting the Story – Part 2

Robert Collier — University of California, Berkeley
Lisa Margonelli — New America Foundation
Tom Whipple — Editor, Peak Oil Review

Moderator: John Theobald — University of California, Davis

2008 Peak Oil Conference – Analyses from the Oil Drum – Part 1

Peak Oil and the Economy
Gail Tverberg — Co-Editor, The Oil Drum

Hurricanes and Other Hazards
Chuck Watson — Co-Editor, The Oil Drum

Time & Resources
Dave Summers — Missouri University of Science & Technology

Moderator: Dave Summers — Missouri University of Science & Technology

2008 Peak Oil Conference – Analyses from the Oil Drum — Part 2

EIA, IEA, and CERA
Robert Rapier — Accsys Technologies PLC

Disruptions in Global Oil Supply
Jeff Vail — The Oil Drum

Saudi Aramco Oilfield “Maintenance”
Joules Burn — The Oil Drum

Moderator: Kyle Saunders — Missouri University of Science & Technology

OPEC — Dilemmas, Issues, and Responses – Peter Wells

Special Sunday Evening Speaker

OPEC — Dilemmas, Issues, and Responses
Peter Wells — Neftex Petroleum Consultants Ltd.

Day 2 – Monday, September 22, 2008

Overview, Oil: Once Cheap, Never Easy

Welcome
Debbie Cook — Mayor, Huntington Beach CA; Board Member, ASPO-USA
Steve Andrews — Board Member, ASPO-USA

Introductory Remarks
Kjell Aleklett — Professor of Physics, Uppsala University; President, ASPO International

Oil: Once Cheap, Never Easy

Petroleum 101
Ken Verosub — Professor of Geology, University of California, Davis

Alaskan Oil: Prudhoe Bay & Outlook for North Slope
Sally Odland — Petroleum Geologist; Board Member, ASPO-USA

Peak Oil Global Overview, A Wake-Up Call
Jeremy Gilbert — President, Barrelmore Ltd.

Moderator: Sally Odland — Petroleum Geologist; Board Member, ASPO-USA

Pipe Dreams: Oil and Gas Delivery Bottlenecks

Global Energy Infrastructure (Google Earth Fly-over)
Morey Wolfson — Board Member, ASPO-USA

Aging Infrastructure & Workforce
Matthew Simmons — Chair, Simmons & Co. International

Moderator: Randy Udall — President, ASPO-USA

Big Oil & Resource Nationalism – Jim Buckee

Awards, Lunch Keynote

Big Oil & Resource Nationalism
Jim Buckee, – Former CEO, Talisman Energy

Impacts of $100 Oil: Energy as Original Currency

Triple Digit Oil Prices & Reverse Globalization
Jeff Rubin — Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets

Adjusting to High Cost Energy: Winners and Losers
Herman Franssen — International Energy Association

Electricity and Natural Gas
Andy Weissman — Energy Business Watch

The Economics of Credit: The Worst is Yet to Come
Jim Puplava — Host, Financial Sense Newshour

Moderator: Jim Puplava — Host, Financial Sense Newshour

4 Billion New Consumers: What Asian Growth Means

China and Energy in the 21st Century
David Fridley — Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Asia’s Impacts on Commodities and Minerals
Vince Matthews — Colorado State Geologist

Responses and Day 1 Wrap-Up
Robert Hirsch — Senior Energy Advisor, Management Information Services Inc.

Moderator: John Theobold — University of California, Davis

Day 3 – Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fuel Substitutes: The Prime Candidates

Coal: Peak, Prices, Bottlenecks & Regulation
David Hughes — Canadian Geological Survey

Natural Gas
Andy Weissman — Energy Business Watch

Biofuels: Facts and Fallacies
Robert Rapier — Accsys Technologies PLC

Moderator: Steve Andrews — Board Member, ASPO-USA

Burn, Baby, Burn: Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

Coal-to-Liquids: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Michael Webber — Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Carbon Capture & Storage Systems
Pamela Tomski — EnTech Strategies LLC

Peak Oil, Global Warming, and the Climate Debate
Randy Udall — President, ASPO-USA

Moderator: Sally Odland — Petroleum Geologist; Board Member, ASPO-USA

The Power of Flight: The Future of Aviation – Michael Boyd

Awards, Lunch Keynote

The Power of Flight: The Future of Aviation
Michael Boyd — President, The Boyd Group Inc.

From Fuels to Flows: Is the Future Electric?

Renewables: Consumers Become Producers
Paul Gipe — Wind-Works.org

Revolutionizing U.S. Energy: What Will It Take?
Denis Hayes — President, The Bullit Foundation

Feed-In Tariff Initiative
John Geesman — Commissioner, California Energy Commission

Moderator: Morey Wolfson — Board Member, ASPO-USA

Sustainable Mobility

Overview: Future of Mobility
Dan Sperling — Professor, Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis

100 MPG or Bust
Bryan Jungers – Professor, University of California, Davis

Car Design
Geoff Wardle — Art Center, College of Design

European Developments, including Pod Car
Christer Lindstrom — CEO, Encitra Corp.

Moderator: Ron Swenson — Solarevolution; Board Member, ASPO-USA

2008 Peak Oil Conference – Our Energy Challenge

Our Energy Challenge: A Dialogue with Conference Speakers

Moderator: Debbie Cook — Mayor, Huntington Beach CA; Board Member, ASPO-USA

Closing Discussion
Conference Speakers Respond to Questions

Investing in the New Energy Economy

Jim Hansen — Independent Financial Consultant
Richard Vodra — Spire Investment Partners
Jim Puplava — Financial Sense News Hour

Moderator: Rick Schechter — M. Gottlieb Associates

Peak Oil Scenarios for State & Local Government

Bryn Davidson — Dynamic Cities Project
Dan Bednarz — Energy & Healthcare Consultants
Terry Backer — Representative, Connecticut State Legislature
John Kaufmann — Oregon Department of Energy
Dick Lawrence — Board Member, ASPO-USA

Moderator: Debbie Cook — Mayor, Huntington Beach CA; Board Member, ASPO-USA

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