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Global Energy Prospects

Professor Vaclav Smil
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2000
Sports House
Professor Smil returned to the branch to give another energetic, factpacked and highly informative lecture on the world's global energy prospects. He covered many topics, from the history of oil and the oil crisis, China's coal usage and the miles per gallon performance of the increasingly popular sport utility vehicles, to the quantity of gigajoules of energy consumed by individuals around the world and the environmental impact of our energy consumption. The audience was, once again, captivated by his speech and a fascinating question and answer session ensued.

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