2010 Peak Oil Conference – Washington DC

2010 Peak Oil Conference
Washington DC, October 7-9
Hosted by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas USA

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

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Concurrent Sessions 1

TRACK A: The Outlook for Net Exports of Oil, Natural Gas and Coal

– Jonathan Callahan, Independent consultant
Jeffrey Brown, Independent Petroleum Geologist
Moderator: Ron Swenson, ASPO-USA

TRACK B: International Peak Oil Perspectives

– Roger Brewster, ASPO Brisbane and PhD Fellow, Bond University, Queensland, Australia
– Dr. Andrea M. Bassi, Deputy Director, Project Development and Modeling, Millennium Institute

TRACK C: Peak Oil: Scenario Planning: Preparing for Days Ahead

André Angelantoni, Post Peak Living
John Michael Greer, author of The Archdruid Report
Moderator: Dick Vodra, Worldview Two Planning

Concurrent Sessions 2

TRACK A: Peak Oil: Investing Beyond Oil & Gas

Charles Schlumberger, The World Bank
Gregor Macdonald, Gregor.us
Kevin Hansen, Ravenna Capital Management
Lily Donge, Calvert Asset Management Co.
Moderator: Jim Hansen, Ravenna Capital Management

TRACK B: Analysis from The Oil Drum

Dave Murphy, EROI Institute, SUNY-ESF “EROI, Insidious Feedbacks, and the End of Economic Growth”
Dave Summers, Curators’ Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, “Reaching a Peak? or is this just a Technical Challenge?”
Jeff Vail, Jeff Vail, LLC, Rescuing Suburbia
Moderator: Gail Tverberg, Editor, The Oil Drum, “What might trigger a downturn in world oil production”

TRACK C: Message, Media and Outreach

Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program
– David Room, Co-founder of Bay Localize Board Member ASPO-USA
– Sharon Astyk, Writer and Board Member ASPO-USA
– Richard Abraham, author of The Dirty Truth
Moderator: Jim Baldauf, Co-Founder and President, ASPO-USA

Concurrent Sessions 3

TRACK A: Peak Oil: Strategies for Oil & Gas Investing

Charley Maxwell, Weeden & Co
Jason Stevens, Morningstar, Inc.
Eric Chenoweth, Morningstar, Inc.
Jim Baldauf, Co-Founder and President, ASPO-USA
Moderator: Jim Hansen, Ravenna Capital Management

TRACK B: Post-Carbon Responses to the Sustainability Quandary
Presented by Post Carbon Institute

How do energy, economic, and environmental issues impact one another? What can we do to address one problem without making the others worse?

– PCI Fellows Chris Martenson, Cindy Parker, and Tom Whipple; and Post Carbon Reader editor Daniel Lerch.
Moderator: Debbie Cook, Board President, Post Carbon Institute

TRACK C: Energy Alternatives: What Will Work?
Energy science in public policy and the need for an accurate energy scorecard

Charlie Hall, Professor, ESF/SUNY: “Assessing EROI for Old and New Energy Technologies”
Bill James, President, JIT Corp: “Governing by economic work per unit of energy”
Carey King, Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy, University of Texas: “Envisioning EROI from supply to demand, from old to new energy”
Moderator: Ron Swenson, Board Member ASPO-USA

Energy and National Security
Introduction by U.S. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett

Lawrence Rice, Rear Admiral – Director of Strategy and Policy U.S. Joint Forces Command
Michael Klare, Professor Hampshire College
– Daniel Davis, Lieutenant-Colonel United States Army
Moderator: Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

Friday, October 8, 2010

Plenary Day 1: The Energy Outlook

Welcome and Introductions

– Jim Baldauf, President and Co-Founder, ASPO-USA

The Peak Oil Picture

Chris Skrebowski, Energy Institute, London “Latest Analysis of Future Oil Supply Capacity”
Jeremy Gilbert, Barrelmore Ltd “No We Can’t: Uncertainty, Technology, and Risk”

Keynote Address – “The Peak Oil Debate is Over”

Dr. James Schlesinger, Former Secretary of Defense, Secretary of Energy, and CIA Director

Fuel Standards For Trucks: Caveats And Implications For Oil Consumption

Dr. Roger H Bezdek, PhD, President, Management Information Services, Inc.
Moderator: Michael Klare, Hampshire College

Natural Gas: Abundance or Mirage

Arthur Berman, Director, Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc.
Charles Maxwell, Senior Energy Analyst, Weeden & Co.
Moderator: Dr. Tad Patzek, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Oil and the End of Globalization

Jeff Rubin, former chief economist at CIBC World Markets

Beyond Petroleum: What Are the Options?

Bianca Jagger, Founder and Chair, Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation

The Coal Question

Kjell Aleklett, Uppsala University, Sweden Outlook for Coal
Dr. David Rutledge, California Institute of Technology, Coal, Climate Change, and Peak Oil
Moderator: Dr. David A. Summers, Curators’ Professor at Missouri University of Science Technology

The Link Between Energy and The Economy

– Dr. Chris Martenson, Energy Analyst and Creator, “The Crash Course”
Nicole Foss, The Automatic Earth, “The Post-Peak Economy”
Moderator: Dr. Robert Hirsch, Senior Energy Advisor MISI

Summary Discussion

Panel of plenary speakers respond to the days proceedings including Jeff Rubin and Charlie Maxwell

Evening Keynote and Discussion

“The Impending World Energy Mess – What It Is and What It Means to You”

– Dr. Robert Hirsch, Senior Energy Advisor, MISI

 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Plenary Day 2: Beyond Oil: Policy & Solutions

Opening Remarks

– Terry Backer, State Representative, State of Connecticut

Systemic Vulnerabilities

The Gulf Spill, the Future of Exploration and the Emerging Liquid Fuel Crisis

Dr. David A. Summers, Curators’ Professor at Missouri University of Science Technology
Arthur Berman, Director, Labyrinth Consulting Services, Inc.
Rick Munroe, Energy Security Analyst, National Farmers Union of Canada
Moderator: Dr. Tad Patzek, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

The Laws of Energy, Technology and Scale

Dr. Tad Patzek, Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Ken Zweibel, Director The George Washington University Solar Institute
Moderator: Ron Swenson, Board Member ASPO-USA

Lunch Keynote

Ralph Nader, Energy and Policy

Can We Fill The Gap?

Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil
Dr. Anthony Perl, Professor of Urban Studies, Simon Fraser University

The Future of Air Transportation
Dr. Charles E Schlumberger, Principal Air Transport Specialist

Large Scale Renewable Energy
Fred Morse, U.S. senior adviser to Abengoa Solar

Can We Feed the Planet After Peak Oil?
Sharon Astyk, Writer and Board Member ASPO-USA

Moderator: Debbie Cook, Former Mayor, City of Huntington Beach, Post Carbon Institute

 

Where Do We Go From Here?

Discussion with the day’s speakers followed by closing remarks

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