Cheap oil is becoming a part of history.
In Houston in fall of 2007, ASPO-USA will host the World Peak Oil Conference with help from Houston Peak Oil Progressives.
Texas now imports more oil than it produces. Texas production peaked in 1972 and, even though drilling went up, it declined 30% in ten years. Natural gas prices are going up because US natural gas is in decline. "The era of plentiful, low-cost fossil fuels is approaching an end." said Hirsh, hired by US Department of Energy to study this issue. More.
"Peak oil theory states: that any finite resource, (including oil), will have a beginning, middle, and an end of production, and at some point it will reach a level of maximum output ..." More
Houston energy investment banker, Matthew Simmons passionately warns the world to prepare now for peak oil.
"Energy efficiency is the least expensive, most readily available, and environmentally friendly way to stretch our current energy supplies." US Army internal report, Sept 2005.
Energy efficiency is the cheapest, cleanest, fastest way to address our energy challenges and also protects the climate.
Texas has abundant wind power resources. West Texas wind farms produce electricity at the competitive rate of 5 cents per kilowatt hour. More More
Electrification of transportation is a practical response to peak oil.
Folks Pledge to Protect the Climate
Since January 10, 2007, 358 cities have signed the Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement including Sugar Land, New Orleans, Dallas, Laredo, and Austin.
Evangelical Christian Leaders pledged climate protection
Insurance Companies find it increasingly difficult to predict risks in a destabilizing climate. It threatens the survival of the industry. So two of the largest re-insurance companies, Munich Re and Swiss Re, have joined with other industry groups, California, London, Austin Energy, etc. in the Climate Group to encourage leadership on climate change. More
Sierra Club voted global warming and energy as their priority issue.
Nations focus on energy efficiency and clean energy.
China has made renewable energy and efficiency a national priority. Worldwatch warns they are taking the lead on the new growth market, energy efficiency. More
In the Kyoto Protocol, international cooperation on the climate becomes legally binding.