On Wednesday, December 7, Peak Oil got its first official congressional forum when the House Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee conducted a hearing on the subject. Strong testimonies for Peak Oil was given by Aleklett, Hirsch, and Bartlett. The director from CERA, Esser, said don’t worry, be happy.
Kjell Aleklett, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Radiation Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden,
Dr. Robert L. Hirsch, Senior Energy Program Advisor, SAIC, Alexandria, Va,
Robert Esser, Senior Consultant and Director, Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Huntington, N.Y.
Not present: Murray Smith, Minister-Counsellor Government, Canadian Embassy, Washington, D.C.
Press and the hearing:
CNN: Lawmakers: Will we run out of oil?
FoxNews: Rep. Offers ‘Man on the Moon’ Problem-Solving to Combat Oil Shortage
Kjell Aleklett: According to the Rules of the Energy and Air Quality Committee invited witnesses must pay for all expenses coming to Washington. The total expenses for me are $2000 and I’m thankful if anyone likes to sponsor for part of my expenses.