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Cooperatives and the Next Clothing Industry

Last October, the Sustainable Economies Law Center (the SELC) created an event to discuss the opportunities that our local clothing economy can create...

The Precariat and the Basic Income

The concept of the precariat, from Wiktionary: “People suffering from …

SOS: Save our Seeds

Have you ever saved seeds, joined a local seed swap or contributed to a seed …

Our Renewable Future

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

Wood Pellets: Green Energy or New Source of CO2 Emissions?

Burning wood pellets to produce electricity is on the rise in Europe, where the pellets are classified as a form of renewable energy.

Co-operative Commonwealth: Decommodifying Land and Money, Part 2

Usury is little discussed today but it is crucial in policy terms.
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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.

Peak Oil Review - Jan 26

 A weekly update on peak oil news, including: -Oil and the Global …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 setback to those …

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 …

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

Access to land and the cost of that access are essential to the provision of …

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 …
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