Red Cliffs and collapse

Damien Perrotin, The View from Brittany

A vital task peak oil activists unfortunately tend to overlook: how to make sure that when current polities fail, they won't be replaced by a reincarnation of the petty kingdoms of England. That certainly does not mean encouraging every wild secessionist scheme – some are reasonable project, as in Scotland, Wales or Catalonya but most others are just recipes for disasters – but encouraging decentralization, growth of regional identities and empowerment of local authorities, so that, when the time will come, we won't need a Battle of the Red Cliffs to avoid fighting the one of Badon Hill.

archived June 1, 2009

ODAC Newsletter - May 29

Staff, Oil Depletion Analysis Centre

A weekly review from a UK perspective.

archived May 29, 2009

Renewables & efficiency - May 29

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Why Obama Should Take Notes from Cuba on a Green Energy Revolution
Solar Carbon Payback
Resourceful Guy Builds Solar House, Solar Power, Solar Car

archived May 29, 2009

Solutions & sustainability - May 28

Staff, Energy Bulletin

The Powerdown Show: brilliant, and now available
A Job and No Mortgage for All in a Spanish Town
The Case for Working With Your Hands

archived May 28, 2009

Economics - May 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

Why Britain has to curb finance
Job Losses Push Safer Mortgages to Foreclosure
Map of Idle Container Ships

archived May 27, 2009

United States - May 27

Staff, Energy Bulletin

State of Paralysis
Natural Gas Politics
US steelworkers form unlikely alliance as renewables reinvigorate rustbelt

archived May 27, 2009

Europe - May 23

Staff, Staff

Caroline Lucas: Painting a positive vision of a post-carbon world
Wales plans for energy self-sufficiency with renewables in 20 years
EuroElections 2009 : Party of European Socialists (PES)

archived May 23, 2009

The sinking Titanic: interview with Michael C. Ruppert

Lars Schall, Energy Bulletin

Interview with investigative journalist and author Michael C. Ruppert about his new book A Presidential Energy Policy.

archived May 22, 2009

U.S. discovers social democracy

Staff, Energy Bulletin

As smash-and-grab capitalism collapses, the French economy shines
The happiest taxes on earth
Going Dutch
Capitalism’s fault lines (Richard Posner's turnaround)

archived May 19, 2009

The freedom lobby

Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights

If you want the freedom to be thirsty or to be hungry or to be hopelessly flooded out of your home near the ocean, you can join the freedom lobby and enjoy a few more years or perhaps even a decade or two of huffing and puffing at the imaginary enemies of freedom before the real basis of your freedom, an intact and functioning nation and community, starts to degrade inexorably.

archived May 17, 2009