The Anti-Ecology of Money

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

Central to the crisis of our time is a rarely recognized mismatch between the economy of tangible goods, on the one hand, and the economy of money on the other. Nonfinancial goods are available in limited supply, but financial goods are limited only by demand -- a source of positive feedback that makes timely response to the limits of the real world almost impossible.

archived July 23, 2009

Food & agriculture - July 22

Staff, Energy Bulletin

We Gotta Eat 'em to Save 'em
On tiny plots, a new generation of farmers emerges
Vandana Shiva and the Earth Democracy (audio)

archived July 22, 2009

San Francisco peak oil task force report

San Francisco Peak Oil Preparedness Task Force, City & County of San Francisco

San Francisco was born at the beginning of the oil age, and the city has flourished during an era in which fossil fuels became the foundation of our economy and society...Task Force Members will present their findings to members of the Board of Supervisors’ Government Oversight and Audit Committee in Room 263 of City Hall at 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 23. Interested readers in the San Francisco Bay Area are invited to join them in room 263, City Hall, at 2:00 P.M.

archived July 21, 2009

Deep thought - July 21

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Forget Shorter Showers
Peak Jubilee
Consciousness and Complexity

archived July 21, 2009

Food Crisis and the G8 - July 20

Staff, Energy Bulletin

G8 Summit: Feed the Hungry or Fuel Hunger?
G8 Calls for Decisive Action to End Hunger, Recognizes Role of CAADP and AGRA at L'Aquila Summit
U.S. working group on the food crisis statement on the G8 in L’aquila, Italy

archived July 20, 2009

A Transition Take on the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan

Rob Hopkins, Transition Culture

After many months of Ed Milliband putting himself out there as a Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change that actually gets climate change, finally his big Plan, the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan was unveiled on Wednesday, in a speech in the House of Commons that namechecked Transition Towns and which is the boldest national vision for a low carbon society yet seen. Many others have since pitched in with their thoughts, I thought it might be useful here to offer an analysis from a Transition perspective.

archived July 17, 2009

UK Government carbon transition plan - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

UK announces long-term carbon reduction strategy
Climate change: Green dreams
Energy bill rises to tackle climate change are tiny

archived July 16, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Real People, Real Preparation, Part One
In Public Housing, Talking Up the Recycling Bin
High-rises on hold: What to do with empty lots?

archived July 16, 2009

Transport - July 16

Staff, Energy Bulletin

England's pork barrel politics is paying for airlines to burn the planet
Groups plan pedal power for the homeless
Ontario looks to jolt electric car market
On the Streets of China, Electric Bikes Are Swarming
Get wired (again): Trolleybuses and Trolleytrucks

archived July 16, 2009

Three Plans for Fuel Emergencies

Rick Munroe, Energy Bulletin

Three plans for fuel emergencies have recently been released by UK public sector agencies. This review compares the three plans, highlights certain points from each, and provides internet links to the documents.

archived July 13, 2009