THE 2007 FEASTA LECTURE
September 19th 2007
Dr. Hall is a systems ecologist who began his career studying life in freshwater systems. He is best known for developing the concept of EROI, or energy return on investment, which examines how organisms, including humans, invest energy in obtaining additional energy to improve their biotic or social fitness. His lecture deals with the probable implications of peak oil on the economic activity. It focuses on the past, present and future energy cost of energy itself, and how that is likely to effect investments, economic growth and discretionary spending.