Ever since oil and gas prices started to plunge, speculation that cheaper fossil fuels would mean a serious setback for renewables has been rife.
Neo-green environmentalism is holding onto the core belief in the rightfulness or inevitability of a human-governed planet.
The term shale revolution has been used so much that it almost has no meaning anymore.
Principle Six (P6) provides a pathway for everyday people to use our cooperatively owned community institutions to move money into the hands of small, local, and cooperative businesses.
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
Sharing with others is one of the positive stories to tell in the face of a harsh future, but how we tell that story is paramount.
A liquified natural gas industry, as currently promoted by British Columbia's Liberal government, is not viable at current natural gas prices, and the proposed industry tax regime actually "gives a subsidy to the LNG industry," according to a royalty expert.
Five years ago today, the Supreme Court dealt a devastating setback to those working to reform our food and farm system.
How does the economy really work? In my view, there are many erroneous theories in published literature.
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 access, are issues fundamental to economic health.
Now that I have worked with two different gardening methods, I look at each through the lens of soil fertility and how that affects what I grow.
A mid-week update. Oil has been trading in a relatively narrow range -- $46-$49 a barrel in New York and $47-50 in London since the first week of January.
One of the things my readers ask me most often, in response to this blog’s exploration of the ongoing decline and impending fall of modern industrial civilization, is what I suggest people ought to do about it all.
Today Cleveland boasts over 200 community gardens. I am proud to say I get to work with a handful of them in a unique way.
Or, What I’ve Learned in 12 Years Writing about Energy
As the oil industry cries poverty due to low oil prices in an effort to justify its attempts to lift all restrictions on exporting crude oil produced in the U.S., it is helpful to remember that this is an industry that was demanding tax breaks for oil production even when, in 2013, the top 5 …
Experiencing at first hand the economic impact of the climate in which dairy farmers are operating gives the issue a whole different meaning.
OK. Which curve on this chart is not like the others? It's the U.S. and Canada's oil production curve over the past several years.
As consumers, we are taught to be dissatisfied with what we have.
Is it possible to imagine a new sort of synthesis or synergy between the emerging peer production and commons movement on the one hand, and growing, innovative elements of the co-operative and solidarity economy movements on the other?
When I and several others were helping build the cob house in County Clare a few years ago, some of us took a break for tea. As we walked back to the shelter across the wildflower fields, though, some of the other workers started picking various flowers along the way and piling them into baskets.