Climate & environment - June 26

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Uganda 'at risk' of losing all its forests
Growth of global carbon emissions halved in 2008, say Dutch researchers
The Pacific isn’t the only ocean collecting plastic trash

archived June 26, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - June 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Transitioning to a post-peak oil world
What Can Happen When a Transition Initiative and its Local Government Work Together: the Stroud Story
A Look at Peak Oil Preparation Plans from Around the World
Thinking Local Part I: Bringing the Sheep Back
Recession generation? Young adults brace for simpler lifestyle

archived June 25, 2009

The thermodynamic economy

John Michael Greer, The Archdruid Report

It's hardly news that economists these days spend more of their time explaining away their mistakes than providing useful guidance to policy makers and the public. Behind the failure of contemporary economics lies a poorly understood reality: the mismatch between today's economic ideas and the laws governing the natural systems that support the human economy.

archived June 24, 2009

UK & Europe - June 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Monbiot: Any real effort on climate change will hurt. Start with the easy bits: war toys
The Griffin Has Landed
Spare me that rubbish about your 'rights'

archived June 24, 2009

The history of Canada's first grain CSA - as told through the voices of its people

Jon Steinman, Deconstructing Dinner (via Global Public Media)

Since March 2008, Deconstructing Dinner has featured The Local Grain Revolution - a series tracking the evolution of Canada's first community supported agriculture (CSA) project for grain.

archived June 23, 2009

Energy solutions - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

European Farmers Turn to Biogas Plants
Europe Mulls Huge Solar Project
Water for energy: The bad bet for biofuels

archived June 23, 2009

United States - June 23

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The War Over Waxman-Markey
The War Against the 'War on Drugs'
Opposition to the food safety bills
From the Ashes of ’69, a River Reborn (Ohio's Cuyahoga - the "burning river")
Destroying Levees in a State Usually Clamoring for Them

archived June 23, 2009

Transition communities gear up for society's collapse with a shovel and a smile

Alastair Bland, North Bay Bohemian

Localized efforts have sprouted from the ground up in Santa Cruz, Cotati, Sebastopol, San Francisco and many other towns worldwide, where residents and neighbors are putting their heads together and collaborating on ways to relocalize themselves, bolster self-sufficiency and build the resilience that communities will need to absorb the shock of peak oil.

archived June 23, 2009

The commons of the future

Christian Siefkes , Reimagining Society Project (via ZCommunications)

In many parts of the world, common resources are still an essential basis of society. Additionally, several new communities which base their practice on the shared goal of creating and preserving a commons have emerged.

archived June 20, 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