It’s reassuring to see Local Authorities in the UK getting to grips with the issue of Peak Oil; we’re hearing more and more stories of councils doing reports and taking action (see the excellent Bristol Peak Oil report on the Bristol City Council website) and wanted to share another report, and ask if you have seen any more you could recommend…
Warwickshire County Council have formed the Warwickshire Climate Change Partnership, which is made up of a range of partners from the public and private sectors. They have teamed up with a group of MSc students from Warwickshire Business School who have written a report on the influence of UK energy security and peak oil issues and associated higher price scenarios on the delviery of services for the many and various customers of the council. You can download the report from the Warwickshire Climate Change Partnership website, and here’s the outline:
Oct 5th 2010. This study analyses the influence of UK Energy Security and Peak Oil as drivers impacting on Warwickshire County Council (WCC) activities. The questions addressed by the study are what UK Energy Security and Peak Oil are all about, why they matter, how they impact on WCC, and what the authority’s next steps should be. Warwickshire County Council is happy to share this report in good faith with its partners, outside bodies and individuals in order to help raise awareness in this increasingly important area. WCC’s overall objective is to better understand the issues and support future business planning in a changing world.
Do you know of any other reports from Local Authorities’ work on Climate Change and Peak Oil? If you do, please let us know; we’re sure the Local Authorities would appreciate the knowledge-sharing.