Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Re-thinking energy use

When was the last time you put petrol in the ute or filled up the prime mover with diesel? Pretty expensive isn't it. We all know fuel prices are going up and up but what's not so widely known, outside of industry, is that after a peak, global reserves of fossil fuel may soon be on the decline.

According to APPEA - the national petroleum industry body - Australia will face a serious decline in its capacity to meet our oil and gas needs from local production within 10 years - from 75% down to 50%. In light of this, there's a call for a total rethink about our energy use, in particular in transport and food production.

David Holmgren: The co-originator of the permaculture concept

Barry Jones: Executive Director of the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association - APPEA

Editorial Notes: Radio broadcast (first 19 minutes of 55-minute program). Click on original article to listen: www.abc.net.au/rural/telegraph/today.htm -BA

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


As Nations Embrace Paris Agreement, World’s Existing Fossil Fuels Set to Exceed its Goals

Entitled “The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a …

Naomi Klein & the Let­down of the Leap Manifesto: Poli­tics Doesn't Trump Physics, Nor the Economics of Collapse (part 2/3)

Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole …

Carbon Tracker Analysis: ‘Renewables are Already Outcompeting Fossil Fuels’

Clean technologies are already cheaper, on average, than the incumbent …

Timeline: The Past, Present and Future of Germany’s Energiewende

The Energiewende (energy transition) is an internationally recognised …

The Sower's Way: the Path for the Future

Our paper on "The Sower's Way" has been published in the IOP …

Just 16,000 Catenary Trucks Would Use All of California’s Electricity with only 2400 to 8300 Miles of Overhead Wires

It makes sense to electrify trucks since fuel from oil, coal, and natural …

The Energy-Water Nexus  

Energy and water are inextricably linked: It takes energy to supply water, …