New online report: Energy security in the residential sector

Larry Hughes, PhD, Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives

Our safety is at risk when governments fail to respond effectively to changing heat supplies and prices, according to Larry Hughes, the lead author of two new reports released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives in Nova Scotia.

archived March 9, 2009

EntropyPawsed:Sense of Place

Frank Gifford, EntropyPawsed

Development of a sense of place is integral to leading a fulfilled low energy lifestyle. One might even say a nature linked low energy lifestyle requires an expanded sense of place.

archived March 4, 2009

Food & agriculture - March 6

Staff, Energy Bulletin

China to plough extra 20% into agricultural production amid fears that climate change will spark food crisis
Should hunters switch to 'green' bullets?
Spoiled: Organic and Local Is So 2008

archived March 6, 2009

Washing Dishes at EntropyPawsed

Bonnie Gifford, EntropyPawsed

At EntropyPawsed, we have a hand pump well. This reminds us at least daily of our water usage. This daily reminder encouraged us to develop our current system of dish washing in which we use about one gallon of water to wash the dishes.

archived February 25, 2009

What does it mean - to be green? - Feb 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Trashing the Fridge
Europe leads effort to push for design of "green" drugs
Library of the future?

archived February 9, 2009

Deep thought - Feb 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Spike and the Peak
The rhythm of rest and excess
Downward Spiral's Silver Lining: End of Lonely Plastic Culture
Is This The End Of Wealth Creation?

archived February 9, 2009

Farms heal - agrotherapy

Shepherd Bliss, Energy Bulletin

After farming for most of the last sixteen years in semi-rural Sonoma County, Northern California, and being raised partly on our family farm in Iowa, I have come to understand that agriculture can serve many functions, in addition to producing food, fibers, and beverages. Some farms--especially non-industrial small family farms--are places where working the Earth can be good for body, mind and soul.

archived February 2, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - 30 Jan

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly round-up from a UK perspective.

archived January 30, 2009

Deep thought - Jan 24

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Freedom and the price of oil
Disease in the land of plenty
Vaclav Smil's book: the worst is yet to be
Dr. Lin Jiabin on sustainability in China - an alternative to consumerism?
Autonomist essays: there’s an energy crisis (among others) in the air

archived January 24, 2009

Q&A: Peak Oil and Public Health

Tim Parsons (interviewer), Johns Hopkins University

Tim Parsons, director of Public Affairs, discussed the “peak oil” theory, or the point at which the maximum production rate for the world’s oil is reached, with Brian Schwartz, MD, professor in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental Health Sciences and co-director of the School’s Program on Global Sustainability and Health. Once the peak is passed, oil production is expected to decline continuously. ...Schwartz explains how future demand for energy could impact on our society and our health.

archived January 15, 2009