North America

Nuclear - July 14


France imports UK electricity as plants shut
Waxman/Markey; clean air or hot air?
CBI urges shift to nuclear from wind power

archived July 13, 2009

Then & now

Roger Blanchard, ASPO-USA

Recently a friend gave me a copy of a January 22, 1973 issue of Newsweek. The cover title was “The Energy Crisis”. It’s interesting to look back and see how things have changed; or, to be more accurate, not changed.

archived July 13, 2009

Water - July 14

Staff, Energy Bulletin

California: Despair flows as fields go dry and unemployment rises
Tucson rainwater harvesting law drawing interest
Australian Town Bans Bottled Water

archived July 13, 2009

Food & agriculture - July 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Newsom's fresh idea: mandates on healthier food
A Geodesic Greenhouse — Year-Round Gardening at 6000 Feet
Announcing the Release of ‘Can Totnes and District Feed Itself?’

archived July 13, 2009

Canada is leaking emergy

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

That's not a typo in the title. Emergy is a term coined by famed energy and ecology researcher Howard Odum. An analysis underpinned by the emergy concept explains why importers of Canada's natural resources such as crude oil, natural gas, unfinished wood, grains and metal ores are getting a bargain as much of Canada's emergy endowment is given away for free.

archived July 12, 2009

Homestead Aesthetics

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

I know a lot of people who read “shelter magazines” - which is just a fancy way of saying magazines full of pretty homes. I admit to liking to look at them in checkout lines myself, since they do help me beautify my house - just not the way they are supposed to. I think: ”Wow, that’s a gorgeous sleigh bed - I’d love that…hmmm…8,000 dollars….yeah, my futon’s looking cozier and more elegant already!”

archived July 10, 2009

Peak oil, prices, and supplies - July 10

Staff, Energy Bulletin

U.S. Considers Curbs on Speculative Trading of Oil
From mobile phones to oil
Video: Why the oil price will rise

archived July 10, 2009

Food & agriculture - July 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Eat What You Grow, Grow What You Eat?
Coming Soon: ‘Local Food’, a Transition guide, and an interview with the author
Pelosi buys off agri-business to advance climate bill

archived July 9, 2009

United States - July 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

In Mother Russia, She's 1st Lady of Gardening
Why Jimmy Carter's Malaise Speech Is More Relevant than Ever
The Film Big Coal Does Not Want You to See

archived July 8, 2009

Web & media - July 7

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Chat with a peak oil screenwriter
Two pop thinkers and their fight about zero
Former oil analyst Lundberg on Exxon's continuing to fund climate skeptics

archived July 7, 2009