In his [agenda](http://forum.azimuthproject.org/discussion/940/johns-todo-list/?Focus=8212#Comment_8212) John Baez wrote:

> "Energy and the Environment: What Physicists Can Do”. This means writing a new talk!

I haven't followed the energy subject closely, but my impression was that, compared to two years ago when Azimuth started, there haven been some announcements about the discovery of extra oil fields, and not just from tar sands, new technolgies and the USA maybe taking over Saudi Arabia's position in the future, etc. I don't know enough to judge how much is true and how much is advertisement, but at least I had the impression that the occurrence of peak oil would be shifted with some decade.

Does somebody know more about this?