World Leaders, the economy & the environment - July 12

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Just 96 months to save world, says Charles
Pope Urges New World Economic Order
UN chief: G8 must go further on emissions

archived July 12, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - July 7

Staff, Energy Bulletin

California’s green dream
Reframing Recession Fears to Conscious Consumerism
Costa Rica is World's Greenest, Happiest Country

archived July 7, 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

Green shoots or rotten tomatoes: what are we "recovering" anyway?

Staff, Energy Bulletin

World Bank: Whoops!
Economic Recovery: Are Happy Days Here Again?
Toward a New Sustainable Economy

archived June 26, 2009

"Architecture 2030" plan to revive economy

Craig Severance, Energy Economy Online

Message to Washington: You're not getting it - we're still out of work. WInd farms and energy efficient public buildings are important, but what about the housing industry? The recession started with the housing industry -- and can end if we bring back construction -- so lets focus on the real problem. That's the heart of the message to Congress and the Obama administration from a group of architects and builders who are promoting a plan to end the recession by revitalizing America's

archived June 18, 2009

Whither America without China?

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon’s Book

Someday, someone is going to ask me what happened to the United States - wasn’t it once one of the biggest economies in the world? I’ve already got my answer ready - we sold ourselves to other countries for flat-screened tvs and other plastic toys. And weirdest of all, for a long time, we actually thought we got the better of the deal.

archived June 17, 2009

United States - June 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Obama targets US public with call for climate action
Not-So-Dirty Plant Encourages Coal Stalwarts
S.F. OKs toughest recycling law in U.S.

archived June 17, 2009

Prices & supplies - June 10


Canada export agency sees $70 oil as unsustainable
$70 oil menaces budding recovery
Proposition: global effort to model largest oil fields

archived June 10, 2009

Reinventing the informal economy

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

The single most significant project of the next few decades will not be dealing with “peak oil” or “climate change” or “financial crisis” - or rather, it will be all of them. Instead, it will be rebuilding the informal economies.

archived May 31, 2009

Freezing…and why not to

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

Freezers are vulnerable to either localized (and by localized this can be as local as “my husband accidentally kicked the cord out and we didn’t notice until it was too late) or widespread power outages. The reality is that if you keep food in your freezer, sooner or later, you will probably have an extended power outage.

archived May 27, 2009