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Energy Descent Pathways - evaluating potential responses to Peak Oil

Author: R. Hopkins
Organisation: University of Plymouth
Publish Date: September 2006
Country: Global
Sector: Petroleum
Method: Foresight
Theme: Energy
Type: Other publication
Language: English
Tags: Peak oil, Oil dependency, Energy crisis, Sustainable consumption, Transition management, Oil addiction, FRAMES model, Fossil fuels

This dissertation reviews the literature on the subject of 'peak oil', the hypothesized peaking in world oil production. For Western societies dependent on supplies of cheap oil and gas, a rapid and unplanned for discontinuity in supply could be disastrous, affecting everything from food distribution to transportation. Some writers call for a 'wartime mobilisation' engagement on a societal scale as the only appropriate response given the scale and severity of the challenge. The dissertation explores the literature relating to the likelihood, timing and implications of the peak, what might emerge from it, and how a transition can be facilitated to minimise its disruptive effects. The purpose of the work was to provide a synthesis that might inform how such a mobilisation might be brought about.
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