Increasing concerns about global climate change, rising oil prices, and political instability throughout the globe have pushed the topic of energy and energy security to center stage. Conventional wisdom says that energy demand will increase primarily from the developing world, mainly China and India, and that the use of renewable energy will also increase in response to the problem of climate change. But are there ways in which this conventional view of the future could be challenged? Is a peak in oil imminent? Will renewable energy and efficient fuel technology take the place of the current dependence on hydrocarbonsÂor will political, economic, and societal based constraints lead to an increase in the use of coal? And what would this mean for our greater environment? In this webconference, GBN chairman and cofounder Peter Schwartz and GBN consultant Steve Weber explored these and other questions about the perilous and shifting energy landscape.Stewart Brand, who addressed the 2006 Nuclear Energy Assembly in San Francisco, is a co-founder of the Global Business Network. To view the Web cast, click here.
Thanks to Richard T. Stuebi from Clean Tech Blog for the link.
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