Much to my surprise I read that the Hirsch report was missing. A post in Global Public Media reported on July 30 that the Hirsch report was missing, no longer available on the internet. I, and a few others, believe that the Hirsch report is the most important, comprehensive and authoritative message on the mitigation of the peaking of oil.
No one in government appears to have read it. I have heard no government official mention the report. The new energy bill continues to give the majority of its money to oil, gas, hydrogen and nuclear. Only a marginal amount more, compared to what is needed, is authorized for the alternative fuels that could be use to mitigate declining oil production.
The report is back at the original site that posted it - https://www.hilltoplancers.org/stories/hirsch0502.pdf. I highly recommend that anyone interested in peak oil or the technologies that could mitigate peak oil read the report.