Asia South and East

Off the grid in Colorado

Amanda Kovattana, Energy Bulletin

Brick making in the Western world is scientific—you test the soil, establish a recipe, take notes and generally control everything, but Jo preferred the easy Thai way. He just looked at how the ground cracked where it had been soaked. He picked up a handful and squeezed it in his hand and played with it. If it's sticky it's good, he told us.

archived August 31, 2008

Climate - Aug 30

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Climate fight hit by global slowdown
Power-sector emissions of China to top U.S.
EU lawmakers urge caution on bloc's carbon curbs
Scientists report further shrinking of Arctic ice
Seeing climate change through the trees

archived August 30, 2008

The peak oil crisis: summer's end

Tom Whipple , Falls Church News-Press

While waiting to see how much damage this week's hurricane will do, it is a good time to review recent developments in the world's petroleum and economic situations for their relevance to peak oil.

archived August 28, 2008

Food & agriculture - Aug 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

National Geographic on Our Good Earth: The future rests on the soil beneath our feet
Let them eat rats
Food, fuel and water crises converging
Tackling the global fertilizer crisis (Bangladesh)
TVA fertilizer technology used worldwide -- but few new products since 1970s

archived August 26, 2008

Peak Oil Review - Aug 25, 2008

Tom Whipple , ASPO-USA

An executive summary of weekly news from a US peak oil perspective, featuring:
- Production and Prices

- Electricity Supplies in Asia

- Liquified Natural Gas (LNG)

- Briefs

archived August 25, 2008

China - Aug 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Coal production and consumption in China
China warns on winter energy supply

archived August 25, 2008

Peak Oil Review - August 18

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

An executive summary of weekly news from a US peak oil perspective, featuring:
- Production and Prices

- Oil from the Caspian

- Chinese Demand

- Briefs

archived August 18, 2008

Economics - Aug 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Indians trapped by debt as easy money dries Up
Dr. Doom: Nouriel Roubini predicting crisis in the US economy
Bracing for inflation

archived August 17, 2008

Urbanites in the edible forest

Amanda Kovattana, Energy Bulletin

"Farmers should not go to university," Jo said, "what is taught there is not sustainable. What good is it for a farmer to have an education if he is not taught how to be sustainable?" I glanced at Jo's boy Than wondering how this boy would be educated. ... Yet I understood what Jo was saying. Perhaps an education was just another form of runaway consumerism training students to increase their needs and consume more resources in order to "succeed". What, indeed, was sustainable about it? What was progress for a Thai farmer if the use of modern agriculture meant endless debt and health problems from pesticide use?

archived August 4, 2008

Housing & urban design - August 4

staff, Energy Bulletin

After the bubble, ghost towns across America
Vancouver needs to plan for a post-oil world -- now
Changing the world one block at a time
Concrete Dragon, a Book Review (about China)

archived August 4, 2008