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.
A weekly review from a UK perspective.
Why Obama Should Take Notes from Cuba on a Green Energy Revolution
Solar Carbon Payback
Resourceful Guy Builds Solar House, Solar Power, Solar Car
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
Why Britain has to curb finance
Job Losses Push Safer Mortgages to Foreclosure
Map of Idle Container Ships
State of Paralysis
Natural Gas Politics
US steelworkers form unlikely alliance as renewables reinvigorate rustbelt
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)
Interview with investigative journalist and author Michael C. Ruppert about his new book A Presidential Energy Policy.
As smash-and-grab capitalism collapses, the French economy shines
The happiest taxes on earth
Capitalism’s fault lines (Richard Posner's turnaround)
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.