One of my avocations is energy and sustainability research. Over the last four years, I’ve devoted a significant amount of time to studying the big-picture impact of energy on civilization. Iâ€™ve come to recognize this as the worldâ€™s most important â€œhardâ€ issue (vs. what I believe to be the most important â€œsoftâ€ issue of God / spirituality and the Mediation of love).
I just added a paper to the microclesia blog archives – something I wrote for Energy Bulletin. The paper is a summary of our 2005 ASPO Conference â€“ the Association for the Study of Peak Oil. Itâ€™s nearly two years old, but the data and forecasts remain current. Especially important is the concept of Net Energy, or EROEI â€“ Energy Returned over Energy Invested.
Also in the process of re-skinning my Peak Oil resources page here. The CSS is down (ugly!), but the
Iâ€™m always happy to share my time with anyone who wants to discuss this important issue. Give me a shout.