After The Peak: the end of cheap oil

Orange County, North Carolina is the setting for this docudrama about the end of cheap oil. Using a local TV news broadcast ("WNOC") as its format, After The Peak drives home just how dependent we are on an ever-increasing supply of cheap oil, a dependency that has us on a collision course with the realities of oil supplies. After The Peak is a way to think locally about a global problem.

After The Peak is a glimpse of how the end of cheap oil is likely to impact your community.

This is the film you need to show your friends!

This film isn't a bunch of "talking heads" of different experts, cut together with stock footage of oil wells. It's all about local impact and told in the faces of a farmer, nurse, realtor, school administrator, grocery store manager and even a race track owner. Can one DVD solve a global problem? Perhaps with your help, it can move us toward the solution a little bit faster.

people tell their stories

Just like your local cable news operation, WNOC is trying to show how widespread the effects of peak oil are in their community (using Orange County, North Carolina, the home of Chapel Hill, as the example). Interviews show ordinary people reacting, the impact on farmers, gas stations, the sheriff, the food supply. Even local sports has been affected by this crisis.

This web site uses the red buttons and red menus to tell about the film, After The Peak. The blue buttons and the blue menus provide a basic background and starting point to understand more about the problem known as "peak oil."

“Every barrel of oil we can replace with something that’s produced domestically, the better we are as a nation, and the more secure and more independent we are.”

Thomas W. Hicks, deputy assistant
secretary of energy for the Navy, January 2011.

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