Planning for the end of oil (7:23)

March 5, 2011, 10:40 pm
Source: Richard Sears /

Date of Video: Feb. 2010

As the world's attention focuses on the perils of oil exploration, Richard Sears, an expert in developing new energy resources, talks about our inevitable and necessary move away from oil. Toward ... what?

Richard Sears is a visiting scientist at MIT, after a long career as a geophysicist and executive at Shell. His brief in both places: Think about the world post-oil. It's a corporate-academic crossover that aims to enrich the academic conversation with real-world experience from people like Sears, who is an expert in looking for new energy resources -- both hydrocarbon and the world of options for what's next.

At MIT, Sears is affiliated with the MIT Energy Initiative and the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS). He's also an official "gamechanger" at LeadingEnergyNow.



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