Oil is the lifeblood of the world economy. But as the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster on April 20 approaches, we need to break America's dependence on a resource that is becoming more costly and dangerous.
Last year, the International Energy Agency released a report saying that the world had passed the peak of conventional oil production in 2006. Peak oil means that from now on, oil will become more difficult to find and more expensive and risky to produce. For the sake of the economy, our national security and the environment, we need to start dealing with our dangerous dependence on oil today.
Ask President Obama, in his speech to mark the anniversary of the Gulf spill, to acknowledge that the world has reached peak oil and to call on the American people to join him in an all-out effort, comparable to what America did to put a man on the moon in the 1960s, to promote clean energy and conservation to reduce America's dependence on oil by 50% in ten years.
Co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas - USA, the Post Carbon Institute, Transition US and Transition Voice magazine.
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