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Energy Wars of Attrition

Energy Bulletin - Wed, 2016-03-09 19:28

Three and a half years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) triggered headlines around the world by predicting that the United States would overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world’s leading oil producer by 2020 and, together with Canada, would become a net exporter of oil around 2030.

Giving Fellow Citizens a Stake

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-08 22:49

Stephane Vlaminck is not out to conquer the world market. He supplies his microbrewery’s products locally – with a little help from an association to promote the solidarity economy.

Going Beyond the "Ecological Turn"

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-08 22:15

Talk about the Anthropocene often has a tendency to rely on apolitical and colonialist assumptions. But the turn to ecology in the humanities will require acknowledging—and, more importantly, supporting—those peoples who have never turned their back on ‘ecology’ in the first place.

Peak oil in the South China Sea (part 1)

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-08 22:14

The recent deployment of missile launchers and jet fighters on Woody Island of the Paracel islands have put the spotlight on the South China Sea (SCS).

Community Composting Grows from a Seed into a Movement

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-08 20:33

At the core of any community composting program is the principle of using previously wasted resources as community assets and reinvesting them back into the community that created them.

There Is No Other Worthwhile Endeavor: Talking Resilience with Taj James

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-08 20:14

Whether you're optimistic or pessimistic, there's nothing really else to do right now… Whether you think we will succeed or fail in that endeavor, there is no other worthwhile endeavor.

The Coddling of the Capitalist, White-Supremacist, Patriarchal American Mind

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-08 19:44

To avoid being conned, politically and intellectually, it’s important to examine how a debate is framed and what ideology is advanced by that framing.

Civil discourse leads to positive change; insults do not

Energy Bulletin - Tue, 2016-03-08 04:39

Civil discourse isn’t just a better path for living and working together peacefully; it is a better path strategically if we want our ideas to be thoughtfully considered and potentially embraced by others.

The Growthocene

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 23:17

These reservations about degrowth point to the need to clarify what growth traps to avoid when making a transition to sustainable degrowth.

Peasantization as Modernization – an Alternative Ecomodernism

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 22:24

Berman writes that Faust “comes to feel it is terrifying to look back, to look the old world in the face”  and to me this exactly captures a rage in modernism that troubles me.

The Other Side of the Global Crisis: Entropy and the Collapse of Civilizations

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 18:35

Eventually, our society (as any other society in history) is a dissipative structure.

Universalizing Environmental and Human Rights

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 18:33

The question of whether a healthy environment is a human right has been occupying the minds of legal experts and governments since the 1980s.

Perennial plants and a promise produce a new project

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 18:32

A friendly reminder, the bees, and some soil test results suggest a new garden project for 2016 and beyond.

Efficiency Is Not the Enemy of Resiliency

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 18:26

On a simplistic level, efficiency is maximum (or optimal) output with minimum waste.

Peak Oil Review - Mar 7

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 18:05

 A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including; -Quote of the Week -Oil and the global economy -The Middle East and North Africa -China -Russia -The Briefs

Ready for more punishment: Investors load up on oil share offerings

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-03-07 02:45

Investors keep hoping that the Saudis don't really know what they are doing. So far the Saudis appear to have the upper hand, and I'm guessing that those buying newly issued oil company shares these days are miscalculating once again.

What’s that Forest Worth? Disaster Assistance (finally!) Takes Nature into Account

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-03-05 03:07

If a tree falls in the forest, what does it cost?

The Centrality of Seed: Building Agricultural Resilience Through Plant Breeding

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-03-05 02:59

Five of the global issues most frequently debated today are the decline of biodiversity in general and of agrobiodiversity in particular, climate change, hunger and malnutrition, poverty and water. Seed is central to all five issues.

A new wave of climate insurgents defines itself as law-enforcers

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-04 18:17

One in six Americans say they would personally engage in nonviolent civil disobedience against corporate or government activities that make global warming worse.

The Newest Strategy for Saving the Bees is Really, Really Old

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-03-04 18:10

For centuries beehives have been part of the architecture of mountain homes here, built into the thick outside walls.

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