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Is the slowdown in productivity growth a result of energy costs?

The high energy prices of the last decade or so may be, in part, responsible for low productivity growth. And yet, in a sampling of recent coverage of the productivity issue, not one piece mentioned energy.

Start Sharing: Interview with 'Legal Rebel' Janelle Orsi

In this episode of The Good Stuff, Annie sits down with sharing champion and legal rebel Janelle Orsi.

Of Kale and Capital

The air is cold and the snow is deep, but inside the hoop houses at Green Gardens Community Farm, the greens are growing.  Donna McClurkan talks with Trent and Ruthie Thompson about their year-round operation and the slow money that made it possible.

Peak Oil Review - Mar 10

A weekly update including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, China, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.

Fracking headlines

•Wells That Fizzle Are a ‘Potential Show Stopper’ for the Shale Boom •The View from Europe: America’s Shale Boom Looks More Like a Blip •BP carves off US shale gas operations into separate unit •Shale, the Last Oil and Gas Train: Interview with Arthur Berman …

Oil Supply and Demand Forecasting with Steven Kopits   

Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood talks peak oil and oil markets.

Fracking headlines

•Fracking by the Numbers: Key Impacts of Dirty Drilling at the State and National Level •Monterey Shale isn't all it's fracked up to be •West Virginia Landfills Will Now Accept Unlimited Amounts Of Often Radioactive Fracking Waste •Too Big to Believe: Top Economists Doubt …

Krugman Goes Splat

Evidently, Respectable People are starting to discuss The End of Growth. Wow.

Economics and the end of growth - headlines

•Occupy Wall Street activists buy $15m of Americans' personal debt •A Permanent Slump? •To tackle pollution, China to drop pursuit of growth at all costs

Beyond Keystone XL: Why One Maine Town Is On The Front Lines Of The Battle Against Tar Sands

On Tuesday, approximately 25,000 residents of South Portland will decide the future of what could soon become America’s next tar sands pipeline. Not Keystone XL; the Portland-Montreal Pipeline.