UK ministers ignored ‘peak oil’ warnings, report shows

“Report reveals threat of civil unrest from energy shortages, which has been played down as ‘alarmist’ by ministers”, says Terry Macalister in The Guardian today.

“The government was warned by its own civil servants two years ago that there could be “significant negative economic consequences” to the UK posed by near-term “peak oilenergy shortages.” Read the full article by clicking on the link above or go straight to the report.

Don’t forget, we can’t rely on our government, whoever is in charge, to prepare us for the coming energy shortage. We have to do it ourselves and getting involved in your local Transition Town initiative is a great way of doing this.