Nuclear power: problem or solution? - July 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Nuclear power is well-disguised fossil fuel
Nuclear power must be part of energy solution
UK regulator raises French nuclear concerns

archived July 1, 2009

Economics - July 1

Staff, Energy Bulletin

From Versailles a message of no austerity
The Green Bank
Holding together

archived July 1, 2009

Disaster Transitionism

Asher Miller, Post Carbon Institute

If you haven't read Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, you really should. It's an examination of how the Chicago School of Economics and its adherents have taken advantage of or created crises to further their privatization agendas.

archived June 30, 2009

Film Review: How to Boil a Frog

Olga Bonfiglio, Energy Bulletin

Want to be a real hero? Save the planet. Don’t know how? Start by viewing the new eco-comedy, How to Boil a Frog. The film tells the story of Jon Cooksey, an ordinary man on a mission, who decided two years ago that he had to do something personally to make sure his 12-year-old daughter would have a future, given all the bad news on global warming.

archived June 30, 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

Food & agriculture - June 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

It's Not the Food We Can't Get. It's the Food We Can.
A Buffett Turns to Farming in Africa
'Food and Farming Transition' in Italian
Food Inc. Director Robert Kenner speaks on the ills of the food system

archived June 29, 2009

Vision 2050: A Sustainable future for Cheshire West and Chester

Chester Climate Change and Sustainability Ginger Group, Energy Bulletin

This Vision for a Sustainable West Cheshire is intended to guide the Cheshire West and Chester Authority (CW&C) in taking decisions about the future of the area. It is centred on the premise that if we are to achieve a truly sustainable community by 2050 the direction of travel set now must be right.

archived June 25, 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.

archived June 27, 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

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