28 June, 2007
From the Oil Drum:
“On Tuesday 26th June 2007, Tony Blair’s last full day as Prime Minister, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas (APPGOPO) held its inaugural Annual General Meeting, ensuring that the issue of declining global oil supplies will feature much more prominently in Parliament in the Gordon Brown era. APPGs are composed of politicians from all political parties and have members from the House of Commons and the House of Lords. APPGOPO will enable interested MPs and Lords to discuss Peak Oil and all its surrounding issues“. Read full article.
Comment: Good news although it is questionable whether the new group will have much influence on the new Brown government which will be announced today. Let’s hope some UK MEPs follow the example and help set up a similar temporary committee in the European Parliament. IMHO, such a committee would make more sense than the recently started climate change committee, especially in view of the fact that with Commission services the phrase “peak oil” is still a big taboo. BTW, when I spoke during Green Week to MEP Anders Wijkman, he promised me some parliament initiative on this issue.Willy De Backer