Environment & sustainablity

ODAC Newsletter - May 29

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived May 29, 2009
	

A guide for the perplexed

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

E.F. Schumacher's Small Is Beautiful, once required reading in the appropriate-tech movement, has lost none of its relevance in the thirty years or so since the period of its greatest popularity. Some of its core ideas may turn out to be essential in making sense of the murky economic territory on the far side of Hubbert's peak.

archived May 27, 2009
	

IEA report to the G8 - May 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The impact of the financial and economic crisis on global energy investment
IEA’s dire warning on green stimulus and renewables
Global electricity use forecast to fall

archived May 26, 2009
	

"A nation of farmers" - May 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Green (1/8th) Acres sprout in the city
Bay Area's new crop of gardeners digging in
How a greener city gets growing
From Motor City to Garden City

archived May 26, 2009
	

ODAC Newsletter - May 22

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived May 21, 2009
	

Humanity at a crossroads

Guy R. McPherson, Nature Bats Last

The evidence is gaining increasing clarity: We've reached a crossroads unlike any other in human history. One path leads to despair for Homo industrialis. The other leads to extinction, for Homo sapiens and the millions of species we are taking with us into the abyss. I'll take door number one.

archived May 21, 2009
	

Peak oil notes - May 21

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly round-up including:
- Prices and production
- Brazil turns to China
- Obama administration accord pushes MPG

archived May 21, 2009
	

Environment & climate - May 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Healing Mother Earth: E.O. Wilson talk
Glaciers go, leaving drought, conflict and tension in Andes
The flawed logic of the cap-and-trade debate
From ‘alarmed’ to ‘dismissive’: the six ways Americans view global warming

archived May 21, 2009
	

Climate change odds much worse than thought

David Chandler, MIT News Office

The most comprehensive modeling yet carried out on the likelihood of how much hotter the Earth's climate will get in this century shows that without rapid and massive action, the problem will be about twice as severe as previously estimated six years ago - and could be even worse than that.

archived May 20, 2009
	

Energy conservation key to R.I.’s economic future

David M. Marquez, Providence Business News

Contrary to what many now believe, Rhode Island’s relative prospects are excellent. This is because the primary challenge to America’s economic recovery is likely to be the cost of energy. As recovery spurs rising energy consumption, prices will increase, perhaps dramatically. Since energy underpins all economic activity, those regions capable of operating in an energy-constrained environment will have relatively bright futures. Rhode Island, which already uses less energy per person than any other state, is particularly well-suited to meet the challenge.

archived May 19, 2009