Chris Vernon surveyed the prospects for oil, gas and coal supplies over the next 50 years. He argued that, because the energy cost of producing these fuels is rising as more difficult sources have to be used, the actual amount of energy that will be available for other purposes will fall off more quickly than has been recognised so far.
Chris Vernon has eight years’ experience with France Telecom / Orange where he is a principal engineer specialising in radio network architecture and off-grid solar power solutions for telecoms infrastructure in the emerging market. He is also European editor of The Oil Drum, the Internet’s most popular weblog studying energy security and policy, trustee for the Centre for Sustainable Energy and regular speaker on energy security.
Recorded on day one of The New Emergency Conference: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World. Held on 10-12 June 2009, All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, Ireland.
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