The Waxman-Markey bill: a good start or a non-starter?

Staff, Yale Environment 360

As carbon cap-and-trade legislation works it way through Congress, the environmental community is intensely debating whether the Waxman-Markey bill is the best possible compromise or a fatally flawed initiative. Yale Environment 360 asked 11 prominent people in the environmental and energy fields for their views on this controversial legislation.

archived June 18, 2009

Peak oil notes - June 18

Tom Whipple, ASPO-USA

A weekly round-up including:
- Prices and production
- Iran

archived June 18, 2009

BRIC countries summit - June 18

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Brazil, Russia, India and China form bloc to challenge US dominance
BRIC countries seek more clout at summit
News Analysis: BRIC makes formal debut with first summit meeting

archived June 18, 2009

Maintaining Our Prosperity

Lionel Orford, Lionel Orford

Australia’s new Energy White Paper will be crucial in dealing prudently and effectively with the immense challenges facing Australia as the era of cheap energy and the economic system based upon it comes to an end. We are now in the early stages of an unprecedented economic failure - the terminal decline and probable collapse of global Capitalism.

archived June 15, 2009

Whither America without China?

Sharon Astyk, Casaubon’s Book

Someday, someone is going to ask me what happened to the United States - wasn’t it once one of the biggest economies in the world? I’ve already got my answer ready - we sold ourselves to other countries for flat-screened tvs and other plastic toys. And weirdest of all, for a long time, we actually thought we got the better of the deal.

archived June 17, 2009

United States - June 17

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Obama targets US public with call for climate action
Not-So-Dirty Plant Encourages Coal Stalwarts
S.F. OKs toughest recycling law in U.S.

archived June 17, 2009

Europe & UK - June 15

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Emerald Isle plots green revolution
'Global warming is hoax' (but not peak oil): the world according to BNP's Nick Griffin
Caroline Lucas: Forget the BNP. What about the planet?
Jobbik Rising (rightist party in Hungary)
Venice turns to tap to cut trash

archived June 15, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - June 12

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly update from a UK perspective, including Guest Commentary.

archived June 12, 2009

Julian's tragedy

Damien Perrotin, The View from Brittany

It is, of course only a novel, but it offers a good rationale for us to enter politics. Nobody can predict what shape the future will take, and even if we can be pretty sure the present world is going to collapse, its demise will take time and it can be succeeded by a lot of things, not all of them pleasant...Yet we can work to cushion the decline and make sure that whoever will succeed us will inherit the best of what we have...This is not a very rewarding job and it is as likely to fail as to succeed. Sometimes it will leave you with a bitter aftertaste and even victories will sometimes feel empty, but it certainly beats replaying Julian's tragedy.

archived June 10, 2009

UK & Europe - June 9

Staff, Energy Bulletin

European communist parties on energy
German regions selected for electric mobility pilots
Economy Shows Cracks in European Union
Alistair Darling says Labour to blame for BNP poll success

archived June 9, 2009