“The end-of-the-fossil-hydrocarbons scenario is … a view of scarcity in the coming years and decades that must be taken seriously. Forward-looking politicians, company chiefs and economists should prepare for this in good time, to effect the necessary transition as smoothly as possible”
- Deutsche Bank, Dec 2004
A conference will be held in Edinburgh to discuss the impending peak then decline in global oil production and its implications for the UK.
Venue: The Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh
Date: Monday 25 April 2005, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Moderator: Mark Stephen, BBC Radio
Colin Campbell - Founder and Chairman of The Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO) and a trustee of The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC), he is a retired oilman who started his career as a field geologist in South
America and ended it as an Executive Vice President in Norway
Jeremy Leggett - Chief Executive of solarcentury, he was an award-winning scientist, oil-industry consultant, and Greenpeace campaigner before setting up the UK's leading solar energy company.
Matthew Simmons - Chairman of a major U.S. energy investment firm, Simmons & Company International. His energy research papers and presentations are regularly published, and he is now completing a book about the future of oil production in Saudi Arabia.
Chris Skrebowski - Editor of Petroleum Review. He has written extensively on oil depletion. He is a founder member of ASPO and an ODAC trustee, and was formerly an oil market analyst and a BP planner.
David Spaven - Chairman of TRANSform Scotland, which campaigns for sustainable transport, whose membership includes major bus and train operators. He spent 18 years in marketing management with British Rail, and since 1992 has been a transportation consultant.
Brian Wilson MP - UK Energy Minister from 2001 to 2003, he has served as Labour MP for Cunninghame North (Scotland) since 1987. He is a former Foreign Office, Scottish Office, and Trade and Industry Minister.