Peak Oil Lecture- Auckland NZ

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Peak Oil Lecture- Auckland NZ

There will be a peak oil lecture and panel discussion at the University of Auckland-

Peak Oil – are we ready?

Friday, 3 September 2010, 9am – 12 noon

Case Room 4, Floor Zero (down stairs from main foyer)

Owen G Glen Building, School of Business, University of Auckland, Grafton Road.

Speaker: Professor Bob Lloyd

NZSSES has invited Professor Lloyd from Otago University to give us a one hour presentation on whether or not New Zealand will be ready when peak oil occurs, and the likely impacts for the world and New Zealand.

Dr Bob Lloyd came to New Zealand in 2002 after having worked for the Australian Coo-operative Research Centre for Renewable Energy (ACRE), based at Murdoch University in Perth. There he worked on renewable energy systems for remote areas and managed various research projects including wind power, fuel cells, advanced battery systems and PV diesel hybrid systems. At ACRE he coordinated and edited a major review of standards in place for renewable energy systems in Australia, which also included a section on training opportunities available in Australia in the renewable energy sector. He has also worked on renewable energy systems in China and the Pacific Islands and taught at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. His current research interests at Otago University, where he is the Director of Energy Studies, lie in energy conservation in residential housing and energy management including world energy resources.  His PhD from Flinders University in South Australia was completed in the field of experimental atomic physics.   

Panel Discussion

Professor Lloyd’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion and question and answer time. Panel members will include Professor Basil Sharp, is Head of the Department of Economics at the Business School, University of Auckland, Dr Ir Ron McDowall, lecturer in the Executive MBA courses at the International Business and Management, University of Auckland, and Dr Carol Boyle, Director of the International Centre for Sustainability Research with the Faculty of Engineering.

This is a free lecture – all are welcome

RSVPs are essential - Email [email protected]

Bob Lloyd has presented at ASPO and some of his previous papers are available here-

He's written some very good papers including "The End of Oil"  available here-

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