Galloping With Blinkers On

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

What do bailouts of failed financial corporations and funding for current fusion power initiatives have in common? If Arnold Toynbee is right, one of the keynotes of our collective failure to respond to the crisis of industrial civilization.

archived March 26, 2009

Energy industries - Mar 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Exxon vs. Obama
Shell dumps wind, solar and hydro power in favour of biofuels
Crude truth behind numbers that govern our lives
Free download of tar sands book

archived March 19, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - March 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Recession has taken toll on alternative energy
Canals and rivers to lead micro-hydropower revolution
Locavolts or Super Grids? Where to Source Clean Energy?
Warnings Grow Louder About Global Data Center Power Crisis

archived March 13, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - Feb 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Dam Building Boom: Right Path to Clean Energy?
No fridge? Cool!
British Fight Climate Change With Fish and Chips
Should we pave the desert?
California's renewable energy goals feasible
America’s future wind web?

archived February 24, 2009

The conservation imperative: energy limits to growth and the path to sustainability - part II

Richard Heinberg, Museletter / Global Public Media

This content is no longer available. It was a pre-publication draft of a section of "Energy Limits to Growth," a report that will be published in expanded form by Post Carbon Institute and International Forum on globalization in May.

archived February 24, 2009

Capturing the Ocean’s Energy

Jon R. Luoma, Yale Environment 360

Despite daunting challenges, companies throughout the world are deploying technology to harness the power of waves and tides. These projects, just now beginning to produce electricity, are on the edge of renewable energy’s latest frontier: hydrodynamic power.

archived December 4, 2008

Michigan hosts state-focused peak oil conference

Aaron Wissner, Energy Bulletin

Michigan's third peak oil conference of 2008 focuses on the specific challenges and solutions for Michigan and features 45 speakers including Richard Heinberg, Albert Bates, Michael Brownlee, Ellen Hodgeson Brown, Richard Gilbert, Stephanie Mills, Kurt Cobb, and Aaron Wissner. The event is schedule for the November 14 weekend.

archived November 6, 2008

Review: 'The Long Descent' by John Michael Greer

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA)

The Internet writings of John Michael Greer—beyond any doubt the greatest peak oil historian in the English language—have finally made their way into print. Greer’s searingly perceptive blog entries on peak oil, which for the past several years have enjoyed a robust online following, have now been incorporated into a single bound volume from New Society Publishers titled The Long Descent.

archived August 31, 2008

China’s renewable energy plans: shaken, not stirred

David DuByne, Language Instinct

The May 12th earthquake in western China’s Sichuan Province will have effects reaching further outside China than Beijing is letting on. Sichuan Province holds the key to China’s hydroelectric power generation plans in its renewable power targets and the area is also a hub for worldwide outsourced wind turbine equipment. Both were badly damaged.

archived July 8, 2008

Book review: "Crash Course: Preparing for Peak Oil"

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness

We need to be prepared for the worst when it comes to peak oil, insists Zachary Nowak.

archived June 30, 2008