The peak oil crisis: sustainability

Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press

There is more to the sustainability problem than just renewable energy, transportation and food - and that is our infrastructure. Large agglomerations of people living under reasonable conditions in the 21st simply cannot continue in a healthy, sustainable state without clean water, sewage, electricity, communications, a source of warmth and a transportation network to move life-sustaining supplies about.

archived April 16, 2009

UK & Europe - Apr 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Archbishop makes credit crunch case for monastic lifestyle in Easter sermon
UK goes into ecological debt on Easter Sunday
Weak pound heaps food price inflation on poorest households
Mayor unveils plan to turn London into 'electric car capital of Europe'

archived April 13, 2009

Transport - Apr 10

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Electric Commercial Vehicles
Bad economy holds highway deaths to 1960s levels
Shippers Taking It Slow in Bad Times
Health risks of shipping pollution have been 'underestimated'
China auto sales 'surpassed US in Jan'

archived April 10, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - 10 Apr

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived April 10, 2009

Housing and urban development - Apr 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The End of the Roads
Go Out and Play With the City: Matt Jones's Demon-Haunted World
Vacancies at U.S. Retail Centers Hit 10-Year High, Reis Says
Tollway Investment Woes in Brisbane, Australia

archived April 9, 2009

Housing & urban design - Apr 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Straw + Simplicity = Quake Resistance
Dutch Have Safest Cycling Streets
Distance from grocery store determines weight: Study
James Howard Kunstler: Investing In Infrastructure For An Age Of Scarcity

archived April 8, 2009

Transport - April 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Shrinking airlines park more planes in the desert
Italian students give up wheels for their own two feet
Too many cars, and they’re not on the road
The American cars Obama wants
Portland, Portland style: touring by bicycle

archived April 6, 2009

Transport - Apr 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

China Vies to Be World’s Leader in Electric Cars
The Last Muscle Car
Happy Motoring is a privacy right?
Profits soar at Swiss Federal Railways

archived April 3, 2009

The Peak Oil Crisis: Seize the Moment

Tom Whipple, Falls Church News-Press

We all know it is politically difficult to shut down the U.S. automobile industry in the midst of a deep recession, so the problem becomes one of finding something for the automobile industry to do that does more good than harm. Wasting shrinking national resources and taxpayer dollars cranking out another 10 or 20 million gas-guzzlers during the last few years of cheap oil can only be classified as major harm.

archived April 2, 2009

Peak oil notes - Apr 2

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly update including:
- Prices and production
- Detroit

archived April 2, 2009