New Book Suggests Practical Strategies to Deal With Peak Oil
Added: (Tue Jul 12 2005)
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PEAK OIL PARADIGM SHIFT- The Urgent Need For a Sustainable Energy Model examines the need to re-think and re-tool the world’s energy model in the face of a rising demand for oil that is becoming increasingly more difficult for oil producers to supply.
Written by Bilaal Abdullah, an Electrical and Software Engineer from oil-producing Trinidad and Tobago, with many years of working and consulting in the oil industry, the book examines the possible effects of Peak Oil on developed, developing and underdeveloped countries and the implications for geo-politics, economic development, climate and lifestyle changes.
Having made the case that the Peak Oil phase of petroleum (and natural gas) production is imminent, the author examines the likely effects of oil scarcity on the critical chokepoints of electricity generation, transportation and agriculture. He then reviews the practical methods of diversifying the world’s energy mix on a region by region basis.
Peak Oil Paradigm Shift is not a doomsday book. To quote the author –"It is theoretically possible, but currently unlikely, that through the wise use of today's technology the international community could implement effective conservation in concert with a combination of oil, natural gas, coal, biomass, ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, wind power, solar energy and other technologies to synergistically replace our current over-reliance on oil and natural gas."
Dr. Patrick Watson Head of The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus in Trinidad said about Peak Oil Paradigm Shift - "I want to say who I think should read this book. I find that any literate person should really read this book. It is extremely easy to read. I come from a discipline where the opportunity to read easy things is not given to us everyday. We get some of the most cryptic journals, some in the most mathematically terse terms that you could find. I always enjoy something that is informative and readable and I want to describe this book as that. It is informative and readable. It is done with a lot of passion. That is clear when you read it. But the passion is controlled. It is not screaming at you. It is telling you with a sense of decency almost, that this is what is going to happen. It is a sense of urgency on the part of the author."
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