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Tasmania, like the rest of the world, is facing ‘The Long Emergency’ – the greatest challenge that it is likely to ever face. Oil depletion is at the core of this challenge. Peak Oil will have profound implications across the board – in all sectors of the economy, for farmers, for fishermen, for tourist entrepreneurs, for transport planners, for local governments and for ordinary folk who just make a living and <a href="http://peakoiltas.org/peak-oil-in-tasmania/">[…]</a> Continue reading
The bad news we bring you today is that this document, owned by the people of Tasmania, has been pulled from the state government’s websites so you can no longer get it from there. Continue reading
Good News! – Tasmania’s university, UTAS, has moved ahead of state government, having just released its Peak Oil Risk Analysis.
Described as a global first for the tertiary education sector, the UTAS study has investigated the likely impacts of increasing world oil prices on its business operations staff and student population. Continue reading
Any strident advocacy of electric vehicles feeds our society"s lust to maintain at all costs our patterns of unsustainable living. Every step along the way, the electrification debate needs to be placed into the much more important context of making our cities and communities less car dependent. Lose sight of the larger context, then we lose the sustainability argument and unintentionally end up feeding the other side of the debate instead. Continue reading
Dear climate / peak oil champion,
We are asking for a few moments of your time to petition the state government.
To his credit, in 2010 Minister Nick McKim gained budget funding for an important ‘Oil Price Vulnerability Study’ to be undertaken.
Now, two years later and 9 months after its foreshadowed release there is no sign of the study. We do know that it has been completed and is now gathering dust in government. Continue reading
In march Peak Oil Tasmania co-hosted a visit to Tasmania by Canadian writer and systems analyst Nicole Foss, who presented at two lively lectures in Hobart and Launceston. Foss is an expert in the complex global financial and energy systems and focuses a lot of her work on the pressing problem of oil depletion.
Thanks to Hobart climate science writer, Peter Boyer, here is his overview of what Nicole had to say: Continue reading
How can your local council respond to peak oil in the best possible way?
Some councils are large and well resourced. Others less so. Some may have already taken steps to address the issue. Most have not done so yet. Some will be much more impacted by peak oil than will others.
In short, no one-way-fits-all. Continue reading
The decline of global oil production will radically change the way our societies are run: our transport systems, how we produce food, where we work and live.
Here’s a basic checklist for anybody who wishes to influence local government as to the multiple ways that councils are able to respond to the Peak Oil issue.
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.
To receive a summary of proceedings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing this $250,000 study in 2010, Minister McKim said that it is vital Tasmania prepares for when the supply and price of oil are less certain than they are today. However, the study, now well underway, has been renamed the “Tasmanian Oil Price Vulnerability Study”. It seems very likely that the study will consider only the price of oil, not its availability. Continue reading