Australia & Oceania

Coal - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Nationalise coal— to fund a just transition away from it (interview)
How to end America’s deadly coal addiction
Clean Coal: Competitive Someday, Just Not Today

archived July 21, 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

The cultural problem that stops us from reaching 'the most ambitious agreement ever negotiated' in Copenhagen?

Christine Milne, Australian Green Party

It is not a lack of climate science that holds back action. It is how we respond to the challenge that the science poses, and that is deeply cultural. It is the values that we bring to bear, what we think is good for us, our religious underpinnings, our view of power and opportunity, of what is possible in the world and Australia's place in it. (Speech to National Press Club)

archived June 19, 2009

Maintaining Our Prosperity

Lionel Orford, Lionel Orford

Australia’s new Energy White Paper will be crucial in dealing prudently and effectively with the immense challenges facing Australia as the era of cheap energy and the economic system based upon it comes to an end. We are now in the early stages of an unprecedented economic failure - the terminal decline and probable collapse of global Capitalism.

archived June 15, 2009

Food & agriculture - June 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Chicken a la Carte (true story)
Like an eager vine, urban garden sharing spreads its roots
Australian scientist fights establishment over biological farming

archived June 6, 2009

Peak oil - June 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Financial Times: "for all their crankiness, the Peak Oilists are on to something"
Peak oil’s impact on energy policy
Five Easy Leases: Ghawar's Discovery Wells
Aleklett in Australia
May ASPO Germany meeting now online

archived June 6, 2009

Energy Bulletin founder talks up Permablitz

Adam Grubb, Very Edible Gardens (VEG)

Permablitz: An event in which volunteers use permaculture principles to transform a suburban garden into a place that produces its own food.

archived May 28, 2009

Energy policy - May 19

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Krugman: Empire of carbon (China)
Saudi must rein in soaring power consumption
Thriving Norway provides an economics lesson
Australia delays carbon trading scheme until 2011

archived May 19, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - May 14

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Working hard to live simply
K-5 curriculum for the post-carbon era
Local Living Economies - Protecting What We Love
Latest newsletter from Community Solutions
Bright Neighbor: Connecting and tightening neighborhood bonds

archived May 14, 2009

Oil and the lucky country

Cameron Leckie, Online Opinion Australia

The magnitude of the changes required to adapt to a declining oil supply in Australia imply costs of billions of dollars and time measured in decades.

archived May 1, 2009