Energy consultant and publicist
He was born in 1947 and grew up in Connecticut before moving to New Mexico and California. He went to university in Colorado to study political science and also took an interest in Outward Bound courses, exploring remote areas. He was then conscripted into the army and forced to fight in Vietnam, a conflict with which he did not agree. He returned to work with the Outward Bound organisation and travelled extensively in South America, exploring remote mountainous areas. He became aware of the waste of energy in his place of work, and found a way to effect significant savings. That led to a new career as a consultant in energy saving, which in turn brought him to an awareness of the Peak Oil issue. He began to write articles on the subject, interviewing M.K. Hubbert, Buzz Ivanhoe, and Matt Simmons, amongst others. He attended the first ASPO conference in Sweden in 2002. That in turn led him to play an active part in establishing ASPO-USA, of which he became a board member. After fifteen years dedication to this issue, he has now stepped back from the limelight to concentrate on building a solar-powered home in a rural setting, planning to concentrate on educational projects.
As Hubbert said way back in 1982, the window of opportunity for change was wide open, but it’s been steadily closing.