North America

"Architecture 2030" plan to revive economy

Craig Severance, Energy Economy Online

Message to Washington: You're not getting it - we're still out of work. WInd farms and energy efficient public buildings are important, but what about the housing industry? The recession started with the housing industry -- and can end if we bring back construction -- so lets focus on the real problem. That's the heart of the message to Congress and the Obama administration from a group of architects and builders who are promoting a plan to end the recession by revitalizing America's

archived June 18, 2009
	

The Waxman-Markey bill: a good start or a non-starter?

Staff, Yale Environment 360

As carbon cap-and-trade legislation works it way through Congress, the environmental community is intensely debating whether the Waxman-Markey bill is the best possible compromise or a fatally flawed initiative. Yale Environment 360 asked 11 prominent people in the environmental and energy fields for their views on this controversial legislation.

archived June 18, 2009
	

The peak oil crisis: the year of the dollar

Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press

As strange as it may seem, the peak oil crisis, which has been focused on geologic constraints to oil production, supply and demand, geopolitical threats and inadequate investment, seems to be morphing into an issue of how much debt the U.S. Treasury can sell and still keep interest rates under control.

archived June 18, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - June 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Advanced Worm Composting
Agriculture Offsets -- a Savior or a Boondoggle?
Reality Report: Michael Bomford Interview: Do We Need Fossil Fuels to Feed Ourselves?
Crop to Cuisine: Food & Wine Magazine Celebrates Sustainable Food in Aspen

archived June 18, 2009
	

Solutions & sustainability - June 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Worldchanging Interview: Bill McKibben
Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono urge meat-free Mondays
Town sets off on healthy path practicing 4 keys to longevity
Queen turns corner of palace backyard into an allotment (text and video)
Nearly Naked Riders Protest Oil Dependency

archived June 17, 2009
	

United States - June 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Obama targets US public with call for climate action
Not-So-Dirty Plant Encourages Coal Stalwarts
S.F. OKs toughest recycling law in U.S.

archived June 17, 2009
	

Transport - June 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Too Stupid To Survive
How Canada fell from leader to laggard in high-speed rail... and why that needs to change
This Woman Is Redefining Public Transportation

archived June 16, 2009
	

Urban Agriculture as a Career Path

Olga Bonfiglio, Energy Bulletin

Tom Howe, 19, a freshman at Wayne State University wants to be an urban farmer. While this may seem an unusual career goal for a young man of the twenty-first century, let alone one from an upscale middle class suburb of Detroit...Howe is emblematic of today’s growing national trend where young people are looking for ways to make a difference in their world--especially when it comes to sustainability issues.

archived June 15, 2009
	

Economics - June 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

John Robb of Global Guerrillas: Resilient community - energy/food IRA/401K
Can Herman Daly's prescription for a steady state economy accomplish this task?
Post-consumer prosperity (serious proposal)
Demand for arable land should soar
Paul Krugman's fear for lost decade

archived June 15, 2009
	

United States - June 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Marathon Man: Henry Waxman and the cap-and-trade bill
FutureGen ‘clean coal’ plant gets federal backing
Jon Wellinghoff, Obama’s energy futurist
The penal state in an age of crisis
Does federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing make sense?
Jesse Jackson: US needs new industrial policy

archived June 13, 2009