peak energy in the news:
As peak oil arrives, and many Americans turn to wood fuel for heating and cooking, how can we mitigate the problems of particulate pollution and deforestation? Let's talk about ways to get the appropriate information, skills, and technologies out to the public.
Brazil: Petrobras euphoria fades with oil price
Greenwashing a tar sands sacrifice zone
UK faces energy blackouts without investment in nuclear and clean coal
A weekly review including:
- Prices and production
- The December 17th OPEC meeting
- Obama’s energy team
Washington DC coal protest planned in March
Rachel Maddow takes on 'clean coal' and its carolers
Coal saga burns into 2009
League of Conservation Voters' Karpinski says 'clean coal' claims by industry untrue
Michigan must pull the plug on coal
Peak oil gets a good play in the UK Guardian today, as George Monbiot interviews Dr. Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency (video). Other articles describe the IEA's recent report and what it means for peak oil.
Local governments face: (1) declining revenues due to declining property values and declining family incomes; (2) increasing costs for gasoline, diesel, and heating oil; (3) inflation in the costs of equipment, materials, products, services, and electric power ...
NPR on 'peak oil theory'
Simmons and Hirch at Energy Roundable
Matt Simmons talk: The three energy amigos
If we’re going to understand the problems that the modern megapolis will face in the coming decades, we need to look past the usual distinctions, to the design flaws that now lie behind not just suburbia but cities and even “rural” communities (a depressing number of which have been Walmartized).
When talking of security, we must first understand that security does not necessarily equate to military solutions. Community (or National) security includes many different aspects, the most significant of which are economics, diplomacy, information, and military power.
Post Carbon Cities (peak oil for the American Planning Association)
Goldman Sachs predicts fall in oil prices to $45 a barrel
As China economy brakes, oil demand goes in reverse
Energy giants trim spending plans for 2009