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Peak Oil EDM

The link is to my most recently tabled EDM relating to Peak Oil which states:
That this House notes that current movements in energy and food prices are in conformance with the predictions as to what would happen as oil production peaks; and calls for the Government urgently to review its predictions as to when peak oil occurs with a view to determining whether or not urgent policy adjustments are called for.

At the time of writing 31 MPs have signed it which is quite a good response.

Comments

Martin Meenagh said…
This is not crazy science; this is a viable theory which is apparently being demonstrated by the day. I am not a Liberal Democrat supporter or member, but this EDM is exactly the sort of independent minded observation that MPs should be making. Thanks for this, and for your work on the family courts too Mr Hemming!

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R v SUSSEX JUSTICES ex p McCARTHY [1924] 1 KB 256

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