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Hunter Lovins on YES! magazine
The fall 2004 issue of YES! magazine is devoted to Peak Oil. About a dozen articles are available online. Subjects include biodiesel, hydrogen, transportation and conservation. Authors include Hunter Lovins, James Lovelock and David Orr.

Selected contents:

The End of Ancient Sunlight
by Thom Hartmann
There are good reasons to move away from dependence on oil —
war and climate change are among them. Then there’s the fact that oil extraction is about to peak, and we don’t have a plan for a world of diminishing oil supplies.

Getting There on Less
by Guy Dauncey
How might we get around with less oil? Here’s a 12-step program to kick our addiction to gas guzzling.

China’s Future, the World’s Future
by William Brent
China is poised to become the world’s biggest oil importer and greenhouse gas polluter. A veteran China correspondent searches for signs that China might choose a greener path.

Biodiesel Partnership
by Brian Edstrom
When Andrew Azman, age 21, brought biodiesel to the University of Colorado, he didn’t imagine how far this project would take him.

Can Hydrogen Save Us?
by Katharine Mieszkowski
Some say switching to hydrogen is the answer. Others have doubts. What can hydrogen do for us, and what can’t it do?

Cool Technologies
by Darrin Burgess, Michelle Burkhart, Pamela O’Malley Chang, Rik Langendoen, Carolyn McConnell, Doug Pibel
Ten of our favorite, breathtakingly simple ways to cut oil dependence.

Making it Last
by Hunter Lovins 
It isn’t sexy. No big corporations and few lobbyists sing its praises. But there is a winning strategy for an energy future.

Nuclear Power is the Only Green Solution
by James Lovelock
The creator of the Gaia hypothesis says if we are to avert the ravages of climate chaos, we must go nuclear.

Nuclear is no Solution
by Cameron Burns
Nuclear energy could be a worse climate polluter than oil.

Climate-friendly Northwest
by Patrick Mazza & K.C. Golden 
Despite dire warnings, Northwest businesses, farmers, and cities are finding climate-friendly policies bring prosperity.

Finding Opportunity in Crisis
by Carla Din 
Labor leaders and environmentalists team up to rebuild America’s job base and save the planet.

The Hour Before the Dawn
by David Orr 
Ten good reasons for hope.

Resources for a Post-petroleum World
by Michelle Burkhart

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