How to afford a year-long lunch break

Lunchista, Blog

Answer: don't own a car.

archived May 13, 2009

Transport - May 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Bioelectricity better than biofuels for transport
U.S. Drops Research Into Fuel Cells for Cars
Flush with Camaro orders, GM workers on OT

archived May 11, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - May 8

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective

archived May 8, 2009

Peak oil notes - May 7

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly round-up including:
- Prices and production
- The Bankruptcies

archived May 7, 2009

The Peak Oil Crisis: Bankruptcy

Tom Whipple , Falls Church News-Press

A year ago we were debating the possibility of an economic downturn. Now we are looking for the bottom of a major recession or perhaps something worse. It seems that for the last 30 or 40 years we have been extending ourselves ever increasing amounts of credit. It had to stop somewhere-and it did - just as world oil production was peaking.

archived May 7, 2009

Rethinking the Rust Belt

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

The fantasy that historical change can only continue in its most recent direction underlies many of the difficulties we face in making sense of the deindustrial are. Unthinkable as it may seem, the economic map of North America in 2050 might well resemble nothing so much as the equivalent map in 1880 -- a possibility that requires reframing many common assumptions about the shape of the future.

archived May 6, 2009

Aviation fuel and future oil production scenarios – “Peak Aviation”

Kjell Aleklett, Aleklett's Energy Mix

The industry has put ambitious goals on increases in fuel efficiency for the aviation fleet. Traffic is predicted to grow by 5% per year to 2026, fuel demand by about 3% per year. At the same time aviation fuel production is predicted to decrease by several percent each year after the crude oil production peak is reached resulting in a substantial shortage of jet fuel by 2026. The aviation industry will have a hard time replacing this with fuel from other sources, even if air traffic remains at current levels.

archived May 4, 2009

Transport - May 4

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The problem with lithium
Boris Johnson unveils blueprint for London's 'cycling revolution'
Fatal Pace

archived May 4, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - 01 May 2009

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective

archived May 1, 2009

You've bought your last car

André Angelantoni, Post Peak Living

Actually, you've probably bought the last of a lot of things, but I remember being struck when I first heard James Howard Kunstler say, "Most Americans have bought their last car." So I'm going to use the example of cars to demonstrate why that is and why we won't get off of fossil fuel in time.

archived April 27, 2009