ASPO Conference 2012

The 10th Annual ASPO Conference took place at Palais Niederösterreich in Vienna´s beautiful city center during May 30 – June 1, 2012. 250 participants from 24 countries and 44 speakers made this conference a successful high-level gathering of experts and stakeholders!

Slides and presentations are now available for download in the speaker and in the video section

Videos of the presentations and discussions are now available in the video menu

Jean Laherrere prepared a paper on “ASPO: Lessons learned: successes and challenges“ for the ASPO2012 conference. As we have announced at the conference it is provided with the other presentations here on our website in the presentations section.

Following the objective to raise awareness on peak oil and the challenges of future energy supply and demand the 10th ASPO conference received considerable media attention on international and national level. Find here some examples:


Different blogs covered the ASPO2012, eg. The Oil Drum (Christian Kerschner Personal Summary, Phil Hart, Part 1 and Part 2), Oekoenergie Blog (Cornelia Daniel), Guensblog etc.

ASPO, the Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas, is an international network of experts and we were glad to foster the exchange between  scientists, the business sector, public authorities and NGOs from all over the world. For ASPO Austria, this was the first time to host this conference, and a truly intense but exciting experience.
Organising an ASPO conference means to manage very different expectations and positions. We want to thank all participants for their feedback and their support.

Here is a look back at  some of the topics discussed during the ASPO 2012 Conference:

  • The Future of Energy Supply and Demand
  • The Decline of Conventional Oil & Gas
  • Europe´s Shale-Gas Perspective
  • The Availability of Fossil Energy
  • The geopolitical Perspective of Energy supply and infrastructure
  • Economical and Societal Consequences of the Second Half of the Oil Age
  • Strategy Options: Resilience & Transformation
  • Peak Oil & Urban Design




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The ASPO 2012 Conference was hosted under the criteria of the

Austrian ecolabel “Green Meetings”.




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