Well Gosh…….

27 06 2018

 

simon_michauxI just came out of a meeting with two ministers of Finland. One was the Director of Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland. We were to discuss how to develop the battery industry in Finland. They openly discussed concepts like peak oil, hyperinflation, EU currency reset, Break up of EU into something else and the projection that we don’t have nearly enough minerals to make the desired quantity of batteries and solar panels. They even knew what ERoEI was.

Somebody pinch me!!!

Even though I’ve never met Simon face to face, we have become friends over that FB platform and have discovered that we are actually very similar in our senses of humour and outlook for the future…..  Simon is an Australian mining engineer whose work I featured on DTM many moons ago, and is currently working for the Finnish Government in a high power position to determine Finland’s future energy and resources position. The header of this post is by Simon; he posted it on the FB Peak Oil group I follow….. I just had to share it, because it’s obvious that there are plenty of people in goverments (all over the world?) who must know what is going on, and yet do not have the guts to come out and say it like it is.

How much longer will we have to wait before reality makes an appearance in Australia?

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a presentation by Simon on peak mining….


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27 06 2018
Michael

I had similar experiences when listening to Swiss federal councils interviews and speeches. They don’t have the same resources as foreign heads of state do to fake knowledge by speech ghostwriters and sometimes one can trace how they looked up stuff in a book somewhere. At the end of their work some become very well informed about this all and they say openly and formally to the parliament “this doesn’t work” but the parliament is a direct mirror of the populace, so…

27 06 2018
MargfromTassie

Excellent talk by Simon on peak mining. He sets out our energy and lifestyle predicament very clearly.

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