Group asks for YES vote on allowing wind & solar in Madison

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

The Madison Peak Oil Group submitted the following statement to all members of the Madison City Council:

The Madison Peak Oil Group and its members ask all alders to vote YES on the renewable energy ordinance. The chart below clearly shows the reason: the inevitable decline of cheap, abundant petroleum products. We must act on the urgency of retooling our energy economy around non-depleting, locally available, and cleaner fuels.

Among energy analysts, the only point of contention is whether world production peaked in 2005 or whether it will peak at some future date in the not-to-distant future. The exact date amounts to a trivial detail. We must begin to prepare well before the date, if it hasn’t already passed.