On March 10, 2006, SCAG presented the Southern California Energy Conference: Our Energy Future at the Metropolitan Water District Board Room in downtown Los Angeles. Over 150 participants heard from international experts on the mounting liquid fuel problems as well as mitigation measures and alternatives. Thank you to our speakers, participants, and sponsors who made the Southern California Energy Conference a great success.
- Dr. Roger H. Bezdek, Ph.D., Management Information Services, Inc.
"Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts and the Scope of the Mitigation Problem"
- Jeremy Gilbert, Barrelmore, Ltd.
"The Age of Oil — Beginning of the End?"
- Julian Darley, Post Carbon Institute
"Natural Gas: Past, Present & Interesting Future"
- Dr. Michael A. Pacheco, Director of National Bioenergy Center
"Renewable Energy: Strengthening Our Nation's Economy"
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- Randy Udall, Director of CORE (Community Office for Resource Efficiency)
"Miracle of Energy"
- Report prepared by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (May 2006),
Report of the Energy Research Council
- Report prepared by Roger H. Bezdek, Robert M. Wendling, and Robert L. Hirsch for The National Energy Technology Laboratory (February 2006),
"Economic Impacts of Liquid Fuel Mitigation Options"
- Paper co-authored by Roger Bezdek,
"Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management"
- Article co-authored by Roger Bezdek in World Oil publication,
"Global Oil Supply: Mitigating a long-term shortfall of world oil production"
- Article co-authored by Roger Bezdek in Energy Magazine,
"When Will Oil Peak?"
- Article co-authored by Roger Bezdek in American Scientist,
"Fuel Efficiency and the Economy"
- Paper co-authored by Randy Udall,
"When Will the Joyride End?"
- Paper co-authored by Randy Udall,
"Methane Madness: A Natural Gas Primer"
- Report authored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
"Energy Trends and Their Implications for U.S. Army Installations"
- Report authored by the International Energy Agency,
"Saving Oil in a Hurry: Measures for Rapid Demand Restraint in Transport"
- Report authored by Forfas,
"A Baseline Assessment of Ireland's Oil Dependence: Key Policy Considerations"
- Report authored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Energy,
"Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply"
- Summary presentation by Councilmember Debbie Cook to the Regional Comprehensive Plan Task Force, March 27, 2006,
"Energy For Our Future"
- Association for the Study of Peak Oil – USA
- Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)
- Congressional Hearing on Peak Oil, Records and Presentations from the 7 DEC 2005 U.S. House of Representatives Hearing on Peak Oil
- Congressman Bartlett's February 8, 2006 Peak Oil Speech
- Energy Information Administration, Official Energy Statistics from the U.S. Government
- Global Public Media
- House Resolution 507, Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States, in collaboration with other international allies, should establish an energy project with the magnitude, creativity, and sense of urgency that was incorporated in the "Man on the Moon" project to address the inevitable challenges of "Peak Oil".
- National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Post Carbon Institute
- SCAG Regional Comprehensive Plan, Energy Chapter
- Science Magazine Special on the Energy Crisis from 1974
- Oil and the American Way of Life: Don't Ask, Don't Tell, presented by Robert Kaufmann on June 1, 2005
Thank you to all our sponsors:
California Public Utilities Commission • South Coast Air Quality Management District • Metropolitan Water District • Orange County Transportation Authority • San Bernardino Associated Governments • Irvine Ranch Water District • Ventura County Transportation Commission • Rainbow Disposal • Riverside County Transportation Commission • Metropolitan Transportation Authority • Southern California Gas Companytop of page