New currencies

Solutions & sustainability - June 2

Staff, Energy Bulletin

When caring is kept in the family
How retiring has made me more resourceful
Complementary Currencies Are Ushering In a Vibrant Local Economy
What’s Wrong with a 30-Hour Work Week?

archived June 2, 2009

An economics addition to The Transition Handbook

Rob Hopkins, Peter Lipman, Jules Peck, Ciaran Mundy and Steph Bradley, Transition Culture

Since the first edition of the Transition Handbook was published, huge and far-reaching changes have begun unfolding in the world economy. For many, they are seen as the outcome of the end of the age of cheap oil ... What are the assumptions we have made thus far about the economy. Do they still hold after the events of recent months? Did they ever actually make sense in the first place?

archived April 28, 2009

Little steps - April 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

How hard is it to live plastic-free?
Bartering is a modern trade
Third-World stove soot is target in climate fight
California wants to pull plug on energy-guzzling TVs
The Ethicist: It's okay to absorb neighbor's heat

archived April 20, 2009

Coping - April 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

How Americans spend now: thrift nation (TIME)
When you’re flush, but acting flat broke
Economic survivalists take root
No cash? Barter for services with "dibits"

archived April 17, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - April 11

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Democracy Now: North Carolina town prints own currency
Boulder's Transition movement
An urgent call to 'buy local'
Entrepreneurs building living economies - Colorado conference in May

archived April 11, 2009

Economics - Apr 7

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Theory of oil-shock recession
Communities print their own currency to keep cash flowing
Chris Cook: Banking on Energy
Oil As Money and the Decline of Energy Earnings

archived April 7, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - March 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Innovating for a low-carbon age
Minimalist living in Silicon Valley
Jason Bradford: Household and community food security
Maggots as good as gel in leg ulcer treatments
Reuse stores make use of refuse

archived March 22, 2009

Book review: 'Culture Change' by Alexis Zeigler

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness (SPOA)

With superb insight, wisdom and erudition—one is almost tempted to say omniscience—Alexis Zeigler’s Culture Change charts an ambitious course for the future of our civilization. The book calls for a revolution to bring about what Zeigler terms a “conscious culture” capable of responding intelligently to our ecological crisis. (Full book title: Culture Change: Civil Liberty, Peak Oil, and the End of Empire)

archived February 28, 2009

Peak oil, the web of debt, & our local future

Aaron Wissner, Local Future

A new set of high definition videos are now online: Richard Heinberg on peak oil, Thaddeus Owen on permaculture, Ellen Brown on financial collapse, Tim Husdon on the four futures, and Kim Hill on the auto industry crisis, and more.

archived February 1, 2009

Economics - Jan 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Monbiot: If the state can't save us, we need a licence to print our own money
Russians hoard cash as fear of crisis takes hold
Financial crisis shows how economics can threaten democracy

archived January 20, 2009