Several Hart editors, including yours truly, recently attended a panel discussion regarding the future of oil. The event was held in Houston, televized on BBC World News, and the panel included our own Mayor Bill Whiite--who was brilliant, by the way. BBC World News America presenter Matt Frei chaired the debate, which examined questions such as... How much longer can oil meet our energy needs? How urgent is the need to conserve what's left? Can we count on business to provide future energy solutions or do governments need to intervene? What might the world look like if it moves away from its dependence on oil? The panel included Amy Jaffe, senior fellow at the Baker Institute; Marvin E. Odum, president of Shell USA; Dominique Thormann, senior vice president of Nissan North America; Vijay Vaitheeswaran, author of Zoom: The global race to fuel the car of the future; and Bill White, mayor of Houston and former U.S. assistant secretary of energy. To watch the video, please click on: