Saturday, October 18, 2008

Peak Oil Lecture in Salem

Free lecture Wednesday to focus on oil production

Salem residents are invited to a free lecture about peak oil production at 7 p.m. Wednesday at
Salem Public Library, 585 Liberty St SE.

John Kaufmann, a senior policy analyst for Oregon Department of Energy, will present evidence for and against peak oil production. He will discuss why it matters, including the role of oil in our society.

The program will explore the effects of peak oil, and compare supply-side and demand-side alternatives.

Kaufmann has led energy-efficiency and renewable-energy efforts with Oregon Department of Energy for 25 years.
He led Oregon's efforts to adopt the nation's most energy-efficient residential and nonresidential building codes.

He also was lead staffer to the Portland Peak Oil Task Force. Portland was the first city to plan for peak oil.

The program is sponsored by League of Women Voters of Marion & Polk Counties.