Europe

Food & agriculture - Feb 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

UK allotments boom as thousands go to ground in recession
NYT on Urban Composting: A New Can of Worms
Portland, Maine allows backyard chickens

archived February 20, 2009
	

United Kingdom - Feb 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Scottish greenwash: Dirty claims on clean coal
Is it selfish to have more than two children?
Dumped in Africa: Britain’s toxic waste

archived February 20, 2009
	

Peak oil - Feb 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Dave Cohen: Are we in the post-peak era?
BBC covers peak oil: A farm for the future
Crisis slowing investment in renewables: IEA
History of the term "peaknik"

archived February 20, 2009
	

Peak oil Deutschland

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Peak Oil Vortrag von Paul Nellen in Tübingen
Ölpreisentwicklung von Andy Sommer (HSH Nordbank)
New German-language peak oil-aware newsletter now online
Renewable energy is major source of carbon reduction in Germany: a response to the 'Spiegel' article

archived February 20, 2009
	

Housing & urban design - Feb 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Artists' creative use of vacant shops brings life to desolate high streets
Facing the Zoning Monster
Growth pattern crippled Phoenix
KunstlerCast #51: Seaside Revisited

archived February 18, 2009
	

The future is Amish, not Mad Max: interview with Bart Anderson of EB

Laurent Courau, La Spirale

The ways out of the crisis evoke the lifestyle of Amish communities rather than the apocalyptic vision of Mad Max. (French Cyberpunk/futurology e-zine interviews mild-mannered peak oil journalist.)

archived February 18, 2009
	

A response to I just dropped in to see what condition my transition was in - Part II

Jennifer Gray, Peak Oil Blues blog

Transition is a huge social experiment, and the States embraces new ways of thinking much more so than the UK....On a related note, the pioneer spirit is very much alive in the States and embodied by many survivalists....Transition US hopes to be able to engage the survivalist community. We recognize that they have many of the skills that will be needed in a post peak world, and we honor that wisdom.

archived February 17, 2009
	

A Response to Kathy McMahon at Peak Oil Blues

Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture

It has been fascinating to read a series of three articles at PeakOilBlues.com looking at the arrival of Transition in the US...Apart from having a fantastic title that I really wish I had thought of, the piece also raises some key questions needing contemplation as Transition continues to spread vigorously across the US. I wanted to take the opportunity to address some of Kathy’s points in this post.

archived February 17, 2009
	

I just dropped in to see what condition my Transition was in: part 2 - context

Kathy McMahon, Peak Oil Blues Blog

British and American cultures are often thought of as mirror images of one another...The UK is a small country, and, as Hopkins points out, there is no room to “run and hide.” In contrast, vast sections of the US are virtually empty....We have different gun cultures...We will need to explore this important cultural difference in detail, in order to understand the phenomenal rise in popularity of the American “survivalist” movement, and TI’s-UK’s (culturally based?) aversion to it.

archived February 16, 2009
	

Food & agriculture - Feb 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

A farm to teach the world to live without oil
Peak farm equipment?
New frontier in Colorado agriculture, HOPS

archived February 16, 2009