By Brian Boyd
Standard-Times staff writer
April 14, 2008
(Reprinted from the Standard Times)
FALL RIVER - Bristol Community College will examine "Cheap Oil - Going, Going, GONE!" at noon on Tuesday, April 22, Earth Day. The lecture in the Jackson Arts Center on the Fall River Campus is free and open to the public.
Richard Heinberg, one of the world's foremost experts on peak oil and its impact on industrial society, will speak on the end of cheap oil and what it means for America and the world. As gasoline streaks towards $3.50, $4 and more a gallon, how will we get to work and school? What kind of education will we need? Mr. Heinberg will cover these questions and more and look at the ramifications of a life without cheap oil.
Mr. Heinberg is a senior fellow of the Post Carbon Institute in California and is internationally known as a leader and educator in raising awareness of the impending energy declines as we enter the post-carbon era. He writes a regular column for The Ecologist and has authored articles that have appeared in such periodicals as The American Prospect, Public Policy Research, Quarterly Review, Z Magazine, Resurgence, The Futurist, European Business Review, Earth Island Journal, Alternative Press Review, and The Sun; and on Web sites such as EnergyBulletin.net, GlobalPublicMedia.com, Counterpunch.com, and Alternet.org.
The presentation is part of the activities directed by professor Nancy Lee Wood, Ph.D., appointed by president Jack Sbrega as Presidential Fellow for the 2007-2008 academic year.
Her fellowship focuses on energy and peak oil, and she has spent the year helping the college and the community understand the ramifications of the energy future. For more information, contact Ms. Wood, Bristol Community College, 777 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA 02720, (508) 678-2811, Ext. 2043, NancyLee.Wood@bristolcc.edu