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The most important thing to understand about the coming oil production cutbacks

What the current oil price slump means for world oil supply is starting to emerge. "Layoffs," "cutbacks," "delays," and "cancellations" are words one sees in headlines …

Energy Crunch: Clean energy gains ground

Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper …

Ptolemaic Environmentalism

Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the …

Our Renewable Future

Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy

Hype, Broken Promises, and Shales

The term shale revolution has been used so much that it almost has no meaning anymore.

P6: Enacting Cooperative Values

Principle Six (P6) provides a pathway for everyday people to use our cooperatively owned community institutions to move money into the hands of …
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Why We’re Not Ditching Resilience Yet…

What does it mean to live in this time, and how might we keep some sanity?

Resilience Roundup - Jan 23

A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the …

Design for a Shared Future

Sharing with others is one of the positive stories to tell in the face of a …

Tanking Asia Gas Prices Makes BC LNG 'Not Viable,' Expert Says

A liquified natural gas industry, as currently promoted by British …

Agribusiness and Food Corporations Are not People

Five years ago today, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating …

A New Theory of Energy and The Economy - Part 1 - Generating Economic Growth

How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.

Co-operative Commonwealth: Decommodifying Land and Money, Part 1

Access to land and the cost of that access are essential to the provision of affordable housing. Likewise, access to money, and the cost of that …

A tale of two gardening methods

Now that I have worked with two different gardening methods, I look at each …

Peak Oil Notes - Jan 22

 A mid-week update. Oil has been trading in a relatively narrow …

The Mariner's Rule

One of the things my readers ask me most often, in response to this …

Composting Coop Taps into the Unbroken Spirit of Rust Belt Cities

Today Cleveland boasts over 200 community gardens. I am proud to say I get …

Low Prices Driving Record U.S. Crude Oil Exports Despite Crude Oil Export Ban

As the oil industry cries poverty due to low oil prices in an effort to …

The Price of Milk

Experiencing at first hand the economic impact of the climate in which dairy …

One of These Things Is Not Like The Others: IEA's January Report

OK. Which curve on this chart is not like the others? It's the U.S. and …

The Journey of Setting up a Reuse and Repair Centre – a Solution for a Circular economy

As consumers, we are taught to be dissatisfied with what we have.

The Promise of "Open Co-operativism"

Is it possible to imagine a new sort of synthesis or synergy between the …
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