Peak Oil Forum – July 2

This forum was a follow-up to a successful public forum held in 2010. Since then it has become evident that the most responsive arm of government to pressing oil depletion issues has been local government, which has close links with affected communities and businesses.

The forum attracted 80 people, including many local government representatives. A summary of proceedings can be downloaded HERE and a DVD is also available.

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8 Responses to Peak Oil Forum – July 2

  1. Peter K. Campbell says:

    In addition to attending would like about 5 minutes to speak to update people on what is happening with the latest technologies that could help us deal with peak oil and climate change

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  3. Cameron simpkins says:

    I’m the liberal party candidate from that last federal election. Andrew wilkie got my job!
    I’m also an old oil man, having worked on the north west shelf for many years. None, more than the oil industry know better than that good times for oil ends in about 15 years. Transition has to come in the next 10 years. I’m not convinced that a carbon tax is the right choice though.
    I’ve had some correspondence with Peter Boyer and would be keen to come along and hear what is being said at your meetings. Can I join?

    • peakoiltas says:

      Hi Cameron,

      Peak Oil Tasmania is, at present, a small committee delegated to do educational work and lobbying on the oil decline issue. Most glad that you are interested in contributing. Great if you could influence some of your party colleagues too, we have not had much success at getting the ear of state and federal politicians at this stage. Please send you email address to info@peakoiltas and we’ll be in touch.

      Thanks again, Chris H.

  4. I believe the state has the opportunity to have an intergrated transport system .
    Fast rail would lower the need for trucks that are damaging our highways , and can move large volumes of cargo.
    Regarding education Devonport ,Launceston ,and Hobart main centres for high schools years 7 to 12.
    Burnie , Launceston and Hobart for 3 regional hospitals Royal Hobart Hospital to become specialist hospital , for heart , lung , and kidney surgery.
    With forestry in decline the northeastern line which is closed to Scottsdale upgraded to a fast rail service by 2013 by employing unemployed workers and students for high schools and medical services with the exception of aged care relocated to Launceston.
    I am an ex oil man of 40 years service , one only has to see how the major oil companies have down sized ,to meet the challege of peak oil and switch to gas.
    Tasmania only survived during two world wars , because it had a rail network.
    The commonwealth government could use this as a nation building project.
    Tasmania does not have the alternatives that mainland states have .
    Councils have adopted the ostrich mentality i.e. put their heads in the sand , one day some one will come along and cut off their head and guess what they will be left with facing the sky.
    Fast rail would revitalise the Tasmanian economy from Wynyard , St.Marys , Scottsdale .Launceston and Hobart centralising services and reducing duplication.
    Aurora Stadium would have had 40,000 attendance 7/8/2011 had such a service been in situ , like wise Hobart would attract a similar figure for major events.

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