Here is an interview with Matt Simmons in regard to the CERA report, which basically pushed Peak Oil off to 2030 and beyond. He has some significant comments to make about the state of our oil infrastructure, and other infrastructure issues.
Also, the Energy Descent Action Plan. It seems to me that if our city and county governments were interested in our collective future they would be pushing this process. Right now I don't know of any initiative to do this, and given that Chicago failed to meet Da Mayor's loudly trumpeted Green initiative I certainly don't expect any leadership from that quarter. This is something that should appeal to JoMo's desire to be taken oh so seriously by the DNC. It has far more impact than foie gras.