OTC: Energy players present varied views on alternative energy

Representatives of several segments of the energy industry approached alternative energy from various perspectives during an Offshore Technology Conference panel discussion May 4.Ahmed Hashmi, BP PLC vice-president, group technology, said the question about oil and gas is not whether production has peaked but that it will. And the world, he said, must prepare.Hashmi also said rising global average temperature and growing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, however incomplete science may be about their correlation of the phenomena, cannot be ignored.He said the world needs more total energy, more energy choices, and more security of energy choices.BP recently launched BP Alternat...

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