North America

Energy descent and transition in Mexico, part 1

Holger Hieronimi, Energy Bulletin

“In Mexico nothing happens, until it happens.” This is an old proverb here, and it can also easily apply to the current situation. Everything feels tranquilo and smooth, as if it is nothing out of the ordinary. However, as history shows us, once something begins in Mexico, it generally develops rapidly, and can end up being intensely spectacular.

archived June 5, 2009
	

California - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

California in 'fiscal emergency'
California's IOU to the world
Californians are sinking themselves

archived July 6, 2009
	

Conflict - July 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Thirty contestants, only one winner in the Iraqi oil licence gameshow
Eager to Tap Iraq's Vast Oil Reserves, Industry Execs Suggested Invasion
The unemployment timebomb is quietly ticking
Interview: Hungary—“Where we went wrong”

archived July 6, 2009
	

The peak oil debate

Laurel Graefe, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta-Economic Review

The debate about when the world will reach peak oil production is not a new one. But recently, as the price of crude oil has been unusually volatile, the issue of peak production has received heightened attention in the media, and the tone has changed in the discussions among oil industry and energy watchdogs about the future of global oil supply.

archived July 5, 2009
	

California gridlock - a harbinger?

Staff, Energy Bulletin

California in 'fiscal emergency'
California's IOU to the world
Californians are sinking themselves

archived July 4, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability & community - July 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Economy takes its toll on Amish
Greening a mountain community: Estes Park, Colorado
Why Are Chickens Leading the Sharing Revolution?

archived July 3, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - July 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Urban retrofits
Organic Farms as Subdivision Amenities
The Farmer and the Lawn

archived July 3, 2009
	

BLM Opens Doors for SW Solar Grand Plan

Craig A. Severance, Energy Economy Online

Just a year and a half after a breakthrough Solar Grand Plan study was published in the January 2008 Scientific American, the U.S. government has begun plans to implement major elements of such a Plan.

archived July 2, 2009
	

What the Amish have to teach us about Transition

Carolyn Baker, Speaking Truth to Power

The Amish ran privately-owned family farms for centuries until the latter part of the 20th century when they began taking jobs off the farm where they made good money, but many also became seduced by consumerism. They gradually spent more money, allowed themselves some of the conveniences previously shunned in order to live more simply, and found themselves caught up in spending more money and buying things they didn't need ... One Amish man comments on the need to return to basics: "We were all going way too fast. This has made everybody stop and realize we're just pilgrims here..."

archived July 2, 2009
	

It’s not black or white

Dave Cohen, ASPO-USA

If we are to have any chance of working our way out of this mess, we must avoid regressive thinking, stay calm, appreciate complexity, and think clearly about the right course of action. I’m going to take a proper look at speculation in the oil market to see what the problems are and what we might actually do about them.

archived July 2, 2009