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Energy Crunch: a clean energy revolution?

Will 2015 prove to be a tipping point in the journey to a zero carbon energy system?

With Corporate Energy, We're Stuck in the Dark Ages – Let's Switch to Public Ownership

It is clear that Britain has an energy problem.

Can Public Banks Become America's New Engines of Prosperity?

The campaign for public banking was launched more than six years ago by Ellen Brown, a lawyer, researcher and writer who was surveying the ruins of the U.S. economy – nearly every state and countless municipalities drowning in red ink – and observed that North Dakota was getting …

Barcelona en Comú: the City as Horizon for Radical Democracy

...there is a new cycle of struggles for democratic governance unfolding at the level of the city.

More California Oil Industry Wastewater Injection Wells Shut Down Over Fears Of Groundwater Contamination

The latest in the ongoing investigation into California regulators’ failure to protect residents from toxic oil industry waste streams has led to the closure of 12 more underground injection wells.

Resilience Roundup - Mar 6

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

Review: Blue Future

Blue Future details both progress and regress in the struggle for water justice.

Perennial Rice: In Search of a Greener, Hardier Staple Crop

Scientists have long sought to create a perennial rice that would avoid the damage to the land caused by the necessity of planting annually.

Peak Meaninglessness

Last week’s discussion of externalities—costs of doing business that get dumped onto the economy, the community, or the environment, so that those doing the dumping can make a bigger profit—is, I’m glad to say, not the first time this issue has been raised recently.

Sustainability for Whom?

Is eco-business leading us to ecological sustainability?

Who Controls Our Food?

A new report from Global Justice Now, From The Roots Up, shows that not only can small-scale organically produced food feed the world, but it can do so better than intensive, corporate-controlled agriculture.

To Drill or Not to Drill: That is the Question

Think of drilling in the Arctic as a future catastrophe in a single enticing package.

Peak Oil Notes - Mar 5

A midweek update. Oil prices have been volatile this week as traders attempt to fathom whether prices are stabilizing due to increasing demand, and eventually falling production, or will undergo another significant drop before rising next summer.

Reflections on the future of the sharing economy

What does the future hold for the sharing economy movement unless it mobilises to reform government policies that are the root cause of climate change and socio-economic exclusion?

The Paradox of Oil: The Cheaper it is, the More it Costs

While the exact timing of the current fall in prices may have come as a surprise...the phenomenon itself is quite comprehensible when one recognises the intimate connection between energy...and economics.

Sustainable Economies Law Center eResources

Did you know that SELC has five free online legal resource libraries?

Stranded Assets in Oil and Gas a Reality

Though climate change will no doubt prove to be one aspect of stranded assets, others will include a simple but powerful realization that there are simply better places to put your investment dollars…or euros…or yuan.

Australia and Africa Search Pre-colonial Past to Manage Climate Future

Although located on opposite sides of the world, Australia and southern African countries share colonial histories in which newcomers prevented indigenous people from employing age-old practices of using fire to manage their lands.

Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movements in the US

One of the most exciting new economy efforts in the US is the New Economy Coalition (NEC), made up of more than one hundred organizations (including Transition US)...

Ending austerity in Greece: time for plan B?

Syriza’s “head-long retreat” in the standoff with its creditors hails the failure of Tsipras’ pro-euro strategy. It’s time to start preparing for Grexit.

Reimagining Our Streets as Places: From Transit Routes to Community Roots

Streets are our most fundamental shared public spaces, but they are also one of the most contested and overlooked.

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