North America

Energy solutions - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

European Farmers Turn to Biogas Plants
Europe Mulls Huge Solar Project
Water for energy: The bad bet for biofuels

archived June 23, 2009
	

United States - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The War Over Waxman-Markey
The War Against the 'War on Drugs'
Opposition to the food safety bills
From the Ashes of ’69, a River Reborn (Ohio's Cuyahoga - the "burning river")
Destroying Levees in a State Usually Clamoring for Them

archived June 23, 2009
	

Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile

Alastair Bland, North Bay Bohemian

Localized efforts have sprouted from the ground up in Santa Cruz, Cotati, Sebastopol, San Francisco and many other towns worldwide, where residents and neighbors are putting their heads together and collaborating on ways to relocalize themselves, bolster self-sufficiency and build the resilience that communities will need to absorb the shock of peak oil.

archived June 23, 2009
	

Interview with Charlie Maxwell (Part 1 of 2)

Steve Andrews , ASPO-USA

"What struck me the most, as a surprise, is the virulence in the downtrend in the world economy. That’s a negative for the peak oil story, but only a temporary negative. By crushing demand, we are in effect gaining two more years, maybe three, in which we in the consuming world have added to our time before the peak, and could take good advantage of, since the peak is right upon us-I have it still at 2015 for all liquids." (Charlie Maxwell is the life-long oil industry analyst viewed by Barrons’ magazine as their energy guru.)

archived June 22, 2009
	

Cap and trade: unexpected friend to gas industry

Craig Severance, Energy Economy Online

You can see it in the faces of those gathered to hear the latest news on the natural gas industry: Anxiety. Anger. Fear of losing everything they have. Frustration that there seems nothing anyone can do.

archived June 22, 2009
	

Transport - June 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

High Speed
UK air passenger numbers slump as recession bites
Lord Adonis sees demise of short flights

archived June 22, 2009
	

Summer solstice in Tennessee

Albert Bates, Energy Bulletin

Here in the bottom of Tennessee, where the next county south is in Alabama, we have been watching the summers grow steadily hotter. When we arrived here, a band of ragtag hippies in 1971, the climate wasn’t as bad as rumors would have it.

archived June 22, 2009
	

Farms as battlegrounds

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

At every level, regulation stands to make it harder and harder to be a small scale producer of food - whether a farmer or a cook. And, of course, it makes it harder to be an eater as well. All of those regulations are going to have to be reconsidered if we are going to have a truly local food system, or a local economy for that matter.

archived June 21, 2009
	

Green shoots: An alternative view

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

I am seeing green shoots everywhere these days. But not in the places in which Wall Street's strident financial cheerleaders and Washington's happy economists are. I am seeing green shoots in the many cracks in the suburban neighborhood roads I now travel daily by bicycle.

archived June 21, 2009
	

Media & persuasion - June 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The revolution will be tweeted
Reporting Incorporated: Gene Randall, Chevron, and the 'Dark Side'
World can't be changed without fighting Western propaganda

archived June 21, 2009