Environment & sustainablity

ODAC Newsletter - July 3

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective - "The first round in the great Iraqi oil sale was an interesting affair if not a very conclusive one. In the live TV auction which took place on Tuesday, only one deal was reached as international oil companies refused to meet the terms demanded...

archived July 3, 2009
	

BLM Opens Doors for SW Solar Grand Plan

Craig A. Severance, Energy Economy Online

Just a year and a half after a breakthrough Solar Grand Plan study was published in the January 2008 Scientific American, the U.S. government has begun plans to implement major elements of such a Plan.

archived July 2, 2009
	

Investing in durability

Guy R. McPherson, Nature Bats Last

If you are planning to withdraw, please tell me where you're going, and send directions. If not, it's time to start thinking about how you and your family or tribe will muddle through the years ahead. One word comes to mind: durability. If that wasn't the first word that came to your mind, I'm not surprised.

archived June 30, 2009
	

Book review: Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change

Mark Archambault, The Localizer Blog

David Holmgren, one of the originators of the permaculture concept, has recently written what I believe is one of the best books on the societal implications of peak oil and climate change to be published over the last several years.

archived June 29, 2009
	

Peak oil review - June 29

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly review including:
- Production & Prices
- In the Congress
- Briefs

archived June 29, 2009
	

The Transition Initiative

Jay Griffiths, Orion Magazine

In a sense the Transition Initiative places itself as a social tipping point, with dramatic and positive consequences where the sudden wisdom of communities breaks through the stolid unwisdom of national government.
(excerpts)

archived June 27, 2009
	

Climate & environment - June 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Sailing plastics to the Garbage Patch (Kon-Tiki made from plastic bottles)
Ozone saver is global warmer
Bill McKibben on U.S. climate politics
McKibben: I’m spewing carbon for your benefit and mine

archived June 27, 2009
	

Transition - June 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transition movement vs post-carbonistas
The Transition Initiative: changing the scale of change, from The Orion magazine
Transition Hohenwald: Rural Community Targets Energy Efficiency

archived June 26, 2009
	

ODAC Newsletter - June 26

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived June 26, 2009
	

Energy solutions - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

European Farmers Turn to Biogas Plants
Europe Mulls Huge Solar Project
Water for energy: The bad bet for biofuels

archived June 23, 2009