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Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Report to go to councillors soon

'Preparing for Peak Oil' is an excellent report from The Oil Depletion Analysis Centre http://www.odac-info.org/

You can download it free from the link above and the Business and Government group are looking at how it can be made available to all local councillors - the purpose of the report is to summarize which authorities are doing what, and to draw together the most promising polices for tackling peak oil, so that all British local authorities can benefit from best practice being developed both at home and abroad.

Almost every area of policy is affected, from public transport to planning. The suggested policy changes are usually complimentary to those required to combat global warming, but there are also important distinctions that may affect the conclusions drawn by local authorities. This is particularly true of natural gas, where supply difficulties are also expected in the relatively short term. But whatever the motivation of a particular council - climate change or peak oil - many of the suggested policies would also reduce expenditure almost immediately simply by saving energy.

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