Energy Specialist to Speak on Fuel Crisis at Bethel College

Energy Specialist David Hagen, Ph.D., will speak at Bethel College on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Middleton Hall of Science, room S025. Sponsored by the Physical Sciences department, Hagen’s topic is “Transport Fuels after Peak Oil.”

Increasing prices on declining available net exports warn of the rapidly approaching energy tsunami of “Peak Oil,” That’s when global light oil production peaks and inevitably declines. Importing countries must expect higher fuel prices from rapidly increasing scarcity until economic depression or abundant alternative fuels with higher efficiency to fill the gap. Hagen will review this unprecedented fuel crisis. He will explore possible fuels and strategic options needed to survive this looming “Peak Oil” roller coaster. Businesses and countries will boom or go bankrupt depending on how they prepare for or ignore the Peak.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 70 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,100 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 19 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.