My proposal for ASPO-USA 2009

Jon Cooksey, Energy Bulletin

Comedian, screenwriter and peak oil activist Jon Cooksey (How to Boil a Frog) presents his alt-reality agenda for the 2009 ASPO-USA conference.

Day 1. 9-9:01: Announcement that yes, peak oil is real and here now, and we’re running out of everything. All the usual presentations will be handed out as footnotes.

9:01-noon: Everyone who flew to the conference on a plane plants trees outside the hotel, followed by a pledge to forego driving double the number of miles they flew in the coming year. A Cadillac Escalade will be sacrificed to the god of climate change, Carbonus, just before lunch

archived July 1, 2009

On the rise ... again

Carl Etnier, Barre Montpelier (Vermont) Times Argus

Oil prices are inching upwards again. Just as last year, some people are starting to tell fairy tales instead of facing the reality of limited oil supplies.

archived July 1, 2009

Disaster Transitionism

Asher Miller, Post Carbon Institute

If you haven't read Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, you really should. It's an examination of how the Chicago School of Economics and its adherents have taken advantage of or created crises to further their privatization agendas.

archived June 30, 2009

Nations & resources - June 30

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Iraq: Warily Moving Ahead on Oil Contracts
The Dirty War Against Clean Coal
A Flower Grows in West Africa

archived June 30, 2009

Film Review: How to Boil a Frog

Olga Bonfiglio, Energy Bulletin

Want to be a real hero? Save the planet. Don’t know how? Start by viewing the new eco-comedy, How to Boil a Frog. The film tells the story of Jon Cooksey, an ordinary man on a mission, who decided two years ago that he had to do something personally to make sure his 12-year-old daughter would have a future, given all the bad news on global warming.

archived June 30, 2009

Investing in durability

Guy R. McPherson, Nature Bats Last

If you are planning to withdraw, please tell me where you're going, and send directions. If not, it's time to start thinking about how you and your family or tribe will muddle through the years ahead. One word comes to mind: durability. If that wasn't the first word that came to your mind, I'm not surprised.

archived June 30, 2009

Peak oil review - June 29

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly review including:
- Production & Prices
- In the Congress
- Briefs

archived June 29, 2009

Web & media - June 29th

Staff, Energy Bulletin

It's not a Twitter revolution in Iran
Hyperlocal Journalism Business Model
Fibber McGee, Molly, and Your Energy Future

archived June 29, 2009

Prices & supplies - June 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Coming Mystery Of The Missing Barrels Of Oil
Oil: What price can America afford?
European gas war looms as Ukraine seeks cash to pay Gazprom for July deliveries

archived June 29, 2009

Vision 2050: A Sustainable future for Cheshire West and Chester

Chester Climate Change and Sustainability Ginger Group, Energy Bulletin

This Vision for a Sustainable West Cheshire is intended to guide the Cheshire West and Chester Authority (CW&C) in taking decisions about the future of the area. It is centred on the premise that if we are to achieve a truly sustainable community by 2050 the direction of travel set now must be right.

archived June 25, 2009