Dysfunction - Oct 13

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The frugal teenager, ready or not
China lung disease 'to kill 83m'
Nonprofits, charities brace for the worst

archived October 13, 2008

Solutions & sustainability - Oct 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The futureproofers
Rural communities best equipped to cope with climate change: UN report
World Resources 2008: Roots of Resilience - Growing the Wealth of the Poor
Natural healing

archived October 8, 2008

Water & plastics - Oct 8

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Plastics ingredient linked to smaller penises
Interview: "Bottlemania"
Water treatment firms help industry close the water loop
Measuring your water footprint

archived October 8, 2008

Dysfunction - Oct 2

Staff, Energy Bulletin

'Car sleepers' the new US homeless
More Americans on food stamps but say it's not enough
Million more suffer fuel poverty

archived October 2, 2008

Review: 'Depletion and Abundance’ by Sharon Astyk

Frank Kaminski, Seattle Peak Oil Awareness

Why are so few peak oil authors women? There’s been much debate about this, and no one has yet arrived at a definitive answer. But whatever the reason, Sharon Astyk has established herself as a true rarity within the peak oil community by virtue of being a woman who has chosen to write about peak oil. The perspective that she offers is thus both uncommon and vital.

archived September 30, 2008

Peak oil - Sept 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

An urban legend to comfort America: alternative energy will save us
Peak oil, or just peak oil prices?
Were we wrong to fret about peak oil?
High costs could prompt premature end to oil production
Health care begins to feel impact of oil prices

archived September 17, 2008

Food & agriculture - September 3

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Victory garden
George Monbiot - fructivist
Beyond carbon: Scientists worry about nitrogen’s effects
Human waste used by 200 million farmers, study says
Drought in Australian Food Bowl Worsens

archived September 3, 2008

Energy and the health sciences: A strategic management perspective

Dan Bednarz, Ph.D., Energy Bulletin

Although it is not yet palpable or palatable, it is logical and an empirical fact that rising energy prices equally threaten the health sciences. The vast majority of health professionals with whom this author has spoken classify high energy costs as troublesome but temporary, as well as outside the boundary of the health professions. A review of the literature shows virtually no research has been conducted on energy strategy and the health sciences – or the role of petroleum-based products - for three decades.

archived August 8, 2008

Solutions & sustainability - July 25

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Gray turns green - Older people stay fit keeping the environment in shape
Natural air conditioning with sandwiches and a shake
Don’t let green roofs be victims of the crunch
Give your home an eco facelift

archived July 25, 2008

Everything you need to know, in order

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon's Book

Like my title? Never let it be said I’m not ambitious.

A student in my class asked me for a list of skills we need to get ready for peak oil, prioritized. I admit, it took me about a day after she asked to stop thinking “Holy Crap, how do I figure that all out!” But it is an interesting question. And while it isn’t all just about food preservation, I thought I’d take a shot at it. I will, of course, be relying on my fearless readership to point out gaps in my thinking.

archived July 24, 2008