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Can the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy help Build a New Economy in Greece?

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-02-22 23:48

As Greece enters its seventh consecutive year of deep recession, the country’s debt crisis looks more and more like an unsolvable riddle.

Plants are not Accountants, and Heaven can Wait: Perennial Grains Revisited

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-02-22 23:40

It’s been about a year since I published my article on perennial grain crops in the journal Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems1 so maybe it’s time to revisit this teasing topic

Freight expectations

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-02-22 21:25

When Trucks Stop Running makes a convincing case that the US is scarily dependent on truck transportation, and renewable energies will not power a freight system like the one we rely on today. But does this mean a crisis is just around the corner?

Peak Oil Review - Feb 22

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-02-22 21:19

 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/Ukraine -The Briefs

Toward a new rhetoric of political ecology: Can religion teach us something?

Energy Bulletin - Mon, 2016-02-22 03:36

The effectiveness of religious rhetoric suggests that environmentalists ought not to discard it, but rather figure out how to harness it even more effectively. Environmentalism is, in fact, now emerging as a nonsectarian religious movement embraced by congregants as different in their religious beliefs as Pope Francis, the Creation Care movement of evangelical Christians, Jewish environmental activists, the Dalai Lama, and Islamic leaders and clerics.

Lawsuit Filed Over Oklahoma’s ‘Fracking’ Earthquakes as Its Third Largest Quake Is Felt in 7 Other States

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-02-20 03:45

The Sierra Club and the public interest law firm Public Justice have filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against three energy companies engaged in hydraulic fracturing, aka fracking, in Oklahoma.

Sustainability is Complex: There is no Single Diet Solution

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-02-20 02:46

We face huge challenges in feeding the world sustainably. But one thing is certain: grazing ruminant livestock – and the high-quality food they produce – can and should play a key role.

Decolonizing Permaculture

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-02-20 01:46

In this article we will seek to answer the following questions: of What is decolonization? Why should permaculture designers care?

In the Throes of Change: An Interview With Douglas Rushkoff

Energy Bulletin - Sat, 2016-02-20 01:38

You don’t have to look too long or too hard to realize that the tech sector is in the midst of a fast paced, ongoing evolution.

Organic Produce from the Former Township

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-02-19 19:04

In an affluent neighborhood of Windhoek, two young men from the former township are selling organic produce. John and Immanuel Negongo are revolutionizing Namibian agriculture.

The US: A Nation In Dire Need of Energy and Climate Policy

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-02-19 18:04

A new Harvard University study finds that world methane emissions have recently spiked, and that the US appears to be the site of most of the increase.

Exxon’s Never-Ending Big Dig

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-02-19 01:34

Here’s the story so far. We have the chief legal representatives of the eighth and 16th largest economies on Earth (California and New York) probing the biggest fossil fuel company on Earth (ExxonMobil), while both Democratic presidential candidates are demanding that the federal Department of Justice join the investigation of what may prove to be one of the biggest corporate scandals in American history.

Slow Money and the State of Soil

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-02-19 01:18

“Beetniks Against Global Warming.”There’s a placard you never saw in Paris.

Foiled by Oil

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-02-19 00:48

What Big Oil did not tell the pundits was that the unconventionals are a Ponzi scheme, too expensive to compete with renewable energy, made up mostly of a great credit bubble and churning real estate plays.

Moving Beyond the Autobahn: Germany’s New Bike Highways

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-02-19 00:29

With the recent opening of a “bike highway,” Germany is taking the lead in Europe by starting to build a network of wide, dedicated bicycle thoroughfares designed to lure increasing numbers of commuters out of their cars and onto two wheels.

Part-timers Do Most of the Farming

Energy Bulletin - Fri, 2016-02-19 00:01

I don’t know how the idea got started that real farmers are full time farmers.

Retrotopia: Back To What Worked

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-02-18 21:03

Our narrator visits another school, catches the flu, and has his first encounter with the Lakeland Republic’s health care system...

Peak Oil Review: a Midweek Update - Feb 18

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-02-18 21:00

 A midweek update. After a 70 percent drop in the price of oil during the last two years, oil traders are desperate for any scrap of news that the situation is turning around.

How an Alternative School in India has been running on Alternative Energy since the 1980s

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-02-18 01:20
When we first heard about Sholai School, located amidst the pristine nature of the Palani Hills in the southeastern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, we were so captivated by its description that we decided to take a local bus to visit the establishment.

Thoughts on Localism and Resilience

Energy Bulletin - Thu, 2016-02-18 01:03
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the "Resilience Group," an informal gathering of environmentalists, activists, and interested others that meet regularly at the home of Wes Jackson, in Salina, KS. My short remarks gave rise to a robust and enlightening discussion, or so I thought.
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