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Richard Sears on Thinking About the End of Oil and its Geopolitical Implications

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Uploaded on Feb 9, 2012

About the Speaker:

Richard Sears is the former VP of Royal Dutch Shell and is currently leading cutting edge research in collaboration with industry at the Energy Institute at MIT.

Richard Sears has over 32 years of experience in exploration and development projects for Royal Dutch Shell on six continents. In July 2010 he was appointed by President Obama to the seven-member commission to investigate the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. He is a member of the United States Offshore Energy Safety Advisory Committee which advises the US Secretary of the Interior on matters relating to offshore energy safety and technology.

About the Speech:

In his address, Mr Sears challenged the peak oil theory and argued that the world will never run out of oil because new technologies and innovation will usher in the post fossil fuel age. He also address the geopolitical implications of the end of oil.

This address was the first event in the 2012 ESB lecture series, which is kindly sponsored by ESB.

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