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Testimony on Peak Oil by President of ASPO

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Three Musketeers of ASPO
The Three Musketeers for “Peak Oil”

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 and Ralph M Hall
Congressman Ralph M. Hall, Texas, was chairing the hearing.


Panel 1

The Honorable Roscoe G. Bartlett, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.( testimony )
The Honorable Tom Udall, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.( testimony )


Panel 2

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.


Kjell Aleklett is Professor of Physics at Uppsala University in Sweden where he leads the Uppsala Global Energy Systems Group (UGES).

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