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The post-oil energy economies of the future

Author: Gordon Brown
Organisation: The Oil Drum: Europe
Publish Date: July 2008
Country: Global
Sector: Petroleum
Method: Foresight
Theme: Energy
Type: Presentation
Language: English
Tags: Nuclear energy, Renewable energy, Solar energy, Energy efficient measures, Electric vehicles

The increases in oil and food prices we have seen over recent months are causing hardship to families and businesses in Britain and throughout Europe. They threaten economic instability and their production is environmentally not sustainable. The years of cheap energy and careless pollution are behind us. We need a new strategy. Past total dependence on oil must give way to a clean energy future. I have called for a better dialogue between oil producers and consumers and a more transparent market, and for measures to increase investment in oil production and refining. Following the meeting in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia last month we will take these initiatives forward at the meeting in London in December, endorsed this week by the G8.
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