North America

San Francisco peak oil task force report

San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force, City & County of San Francisco

San Francisco was born at the beginning of the oil age, and the city has flourished during an era in which fossil fuels became the foundation of our economy and society...Task Force Members will present their findings to members of the Board of Supervisors’ Government Oversight and Audit Committee in Room 263 of City Hall at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 23. Interested readers in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to join them in room 263, City Hall, at 2:00 P.M.

archived July 21, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Montgomery Panel Passes Redevelopment Plan
A New Enforcer in Buildings, the Energy Inspector
Questioning the direction of transportation policy

archived July 21, 2009
	

Coal - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Nationalise coal— to fund a just transition away from it (interview)
How to end America’s deadly coal addiction
Clean Coal: Competitive Someday, Just Not Today

archived July 21, 2009
	

Africa & oil - July 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Nigerian Peace Remains Elusive After Oil Region Truce
Obama Visits Africa's 'Oil Gulf'
West Africa: Another Stab at the 'Resource Curse'

archived July 19, 2009
	

Economics - July 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

IKEA is as bad as Wal-Mart
When will the recovery begin? Never
Goldman Sachs and The Great Unbalancing

archived July 17, 2009
	

Exxon: Late, But Always the Bride

Steve LeVine, The Oil and the Glory

Quite apart from the long-shot chance that the venture could actually succeed, Exxon benefits from being able to brandish an environmental pin on its lapel, and its association with an authentic biofuels rock star. As Deutsche Bank's Paul Sankey told me in an email, "I think it's part R&D, part PR." Venter himself needed the cash injection, and could earn $300 million from Exxon if he meets certain unspecified project milestones probably associated with the economics of the algae.

archived July 15, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Real People, Real Preparation, Part One
In Public Housing, Talking Up the Recycling Bin
High-rises on hold: What to do with empty lots?

archived July 16, 2009
	

Climate & responsibility - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Introducing The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Policy
The Bill
Big Oil/Lundberg Survey Scare Tactics Against Climate Legislation

archived July 16, 2009
	

European pipeline politics - July 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Pipeline politics
A Mideast Pipe Dream
Media ponder 'energy chess game'

archived July 15, 2009
	

Hard times - July 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The State of Homelessness in the U.S.
Looming crisis spells stimulus (Hundreds of Thousands of Workers Will Lose Unemployment Benefits Soon)
Food banks squeezed by prices, demand

archived July 15, 2009