Oil Shortages and N.H. – PSU Explores Problems and Solutions Dec. 11

November 8th, 2007 by Adam

Dennis Meadows, an internationally renowned scientist and award-winning author on sustainable development, will be speaking at Plymouth State University Tuesday, Dec. 11, in an event sponsored by PSU’s Center for Rural Partnerships. In 1972, Meadows and several co-authors published the book, The Limits to Growth, which introduced many to sustainable development and the concept of peak oil and reducing energy consumption while increasing the use of renewable energy sources.


Meadows will summarize his belief that global oil production has already started to decline and indicate what effects we may see from this in New Hampshire. He will also explore possible actions on the municipal level to reduce the consequences.

Meadows is Emeritus Professor of Systems Policy and Social Science Research at the University of New Hampshire. He has also served as a professor for 35 years at MIT and Dartmouth College, serving as director of various public policy institutes and receiving tenure in business, engineering, and social sciences. In the past year he has received the Hungarian Presidential medal for contributions to international understanding and democracy, the Bellagio Foundation Environmental Education Prize and the peace prize of the German association for UNESCO.

Meadows appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at Heritage Commons and is free and open to the public.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu