From 30th March 2012, the activities of the Oil Depletion Analysis Centre (ODAC) were taken over by the New Economic Foundation (NEF).
ODAC was founded in June 2011 as an independent, UK registered educational charity on the belief that an informed public debate about the likely impacts of depleting oil supplies is critically needed. A growing number of experts now predict that world oil production will reach its ultimate peak within a few years and then start permanently to decline, while the prevailing view of most energy policy-makers and institutions is that near-term oil supply is mainly an economic and geopolitical concern. Under almost any scenario, however, lead time is running short for a smooth transition to new energy systems and a less oil dependent way of life.
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