Peak Oil

Peak Oil – Visually Explained

Globally we now discover only 1 barrel of oil for every 6 that we use.
  • Oil is a finite resource. Production is starting to decline. In the medium term, demand is expected to keep on rising. Once the recession has passed prices will be pushed up.
  • Peak oil is about the end of cheap and plentiful oil, which has fueled the way we live.
  • When the price of oil goes up, so does transport, heating and food. Our food is heavily dependent on oil and gas for fertilisers and pesticides, irrigation, storage and distribution.
  • Peal oil will happen, the only question is when and how well we are prepared for it. Some experts say it has already happened.

Response to Peak Oil is about giving ourselves more elbow room. We have an opportunity to reduce our dependence on oil and make Ashtead more resilient.

Peak Oil – How big is the Risk?

A short clip introducing the Industry Taskforce on Peak Oil & Energy Security.

This video was filmed at the launch of the Taskforce’s report on 29th October 2008 at The London Stock Exchange.

A Farm for the Future

Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family’s farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future, and discovers that nature holds the key.

Rebecca investigates how much fossil fuel is used in the making of a sandwich.
2 minute clip

A Crude Awakening – The Oil Crash

The first 10 minutes from a 90 minute documentary on the planet’s dwindling oil resources.