Peak Energy in the US was 2007
US energy consumption data from http://flowcharts.llnl.gov Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Peak Electricity in the US was 2007
- Peak Airplanes in the US was 2007
- PeakTraffic.org Peak Vehicle Miles Traveled in the US was 2007
David Holmgren, the co-orginator of permaculture, is author of "Future Scenarios: How Communities can adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change" www.futurescenarios.org
"Economic recession is the only proven mechanism for a rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions ... most of the proposals for mitigation from Kyoto to the feverish efforts to construct post Kyoto solutions have been framed in ignorance of Peak Oil. As Richard Heinberg has argued recently, proposals to cap carbon emissions annually, and allowing them to be traded, rely on the rights to pollute being scarce relative to the availability of the fuel. Actual scarcity of fuel may make such schemes irrelevant."
graphics from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory