Sunday, April 16, 2006

trifecta of energy

Looks like an interesting conference. Jan Lundberg, Michael Klare, David Pimental, and Albert Bartlett, among many others.

I'd like to see one of these on the West Coast, so I have a shot at stopping in!


At 3:36 AM, April 17, 2006, Blogger Big Gav said...

Sounds like an interesting panel to listen to - the full line line up is quite a list.

I wonder how Aaron Naparstek will be received by some of the Petrocollapse panelists :-)

What's your opinion of Pimental ? The general concensus would appear to be that his ethanol EROEI studies have been widely discredited (though the basic point that ethanol is no solution to peak oil remains valid).

(And BTW, you spelt Klare wrong)

At 11:10 PM, April 17, 2006, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

Well, you can be sure if I were amongst the scruffy crowd of peakies near any panel discussion involving Pimental and Ethanol, those government studies contradicting his results (which were not placed in peer reviewed journals) would be the first topic for a question.

I think it would be an interesting conversation.

At 2:24 AM, April 18, 2006, Blogger Big Gav said...

Well - if you get the chance please be sure to tape the event and post it to youtube - I'd like to see the corn cobs fly.

But I'm not sure non-peer reviewed government studies are the only ones contradicting pimentel - the discussions at WorldChanging and GCC tended to view him and his results with suspicion.


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