Dr. Alfred Cavallo on The End of Cheap Oil

Posted by on July 21, 2006

Dr. Alfred Cavallo on The End of Cheap Oil
August 3, 2006, 6:30pm in Princeton
Presented by SBN Princeton Circle of Entrepreneurs

PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY ? [July 19, 2006] ? On August 3rd at 6:30, Dr. Alfred Cavallo will speak on The End of Cheap Oil. A well-regarded scientist who currently works with the Department of Energy, Dr. Cavallo is a Princeton resident who has written extensively on the subject, and been interviewed in publications such as National Geographic. The public is invited to meet in the Community Room at Panera Bread at136 Nassau St. After a social time, the program will begin at 7:30. There is no charge and reservations are not required. For more information, please contact Helen Fazio at helenfazio@gmail.com.

Dr. Cavallo has long predicted that oil prices would rise as tensions in the Middle East, and the U.S.?s response to them, have evolved. In addition to speaking on the current and projected state of our oil resources and consumption, Dr. Cavallo will share ways he has reduced his oil and other fossil fuel consumption.

?I do not agree with the doomsday approach to the problem,? he says. ?My favorite example is that Europeans consume one-half the petroleum per capita that Americans do, and have a perfectly acceptable lifestyle.?

His personal commitment to reducing the use of fossil fuel reflects interested in resource constraints on particularly petroleum and natural gas, in an attempt to understand how renewable energy can compete with such resources, and any impact such constraints might have on U.S. security.

About Our Speaker:
Dr. Cavallo is an energy consultant based in Princeton, NJ. He received his degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1978 in plasma physics, and then spent the next six years in Europe. He worked first for the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Munich and then the French Atomic Energy Commission in Paris on nuclear fusion experiments. He returned to the U.S. to work at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory in 1981, where he continued in the experimental fusion program.

He then moved to the Center for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University, working on indoor air quality and on renewable energy integration issues. He has also done research on aerosols, dose to the lung from radioactive particulates (radon progeny/radon in uranium mines), and regulatory risk.

About the Princeton Circle of Entrepreneurs:
The Princeton Circle of Entrepreneurs, which meets monthly, brings together business community members in support of peaceful global interdependence in commerce. It is a program of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (http://www.sbnphiladelphia.org/), an advocate for the Triple Bottom Line- People, Planet, and Prosperity.

Contact Helen Fazio (helenfazio@gmail.com) to learn more about the Sustainable Business Network?s Princeton Circle of Entrepreneurs. To learn more about the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, please visit http://www.sbnphiladelphia.org/.

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