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Political Analysis – Energy: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth

 Richard Heinberg discusses the impact energy development on the environment along with ideas for transforming the energy narrative.

Share N Save: Putting “avoid” ahead of reduce, reuse and recycle

To truly get to zero waste, you'd need to go beyond recycling into reduce and reuse. In South Australia, they’re experimenting with how to take this one step further by adding “avoid” to the top of the waste management hierarchy.

The New Materialism: Inviting people to fall in love with stuff in a good way

What’s wrong with materialism Ruth? Surely people only buy iPads because they need them? Rob Hopkins interviews Ruth Potts on the idea of a new materialism.

Can an economy learn to live with increasingly high oil prices?

As U.S. retail gasoline prices once again near $4.00 a gallon, does this pose a threat to the economy and President Obama's prospects for re-election? My answer is no.

Peak oil review - Oct 8

A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including: -Oil and the global economy -Middle East -Europe -Gasoline Prices -Quote of the week -Briefs

Net Energy-what Captain Cook didn’t know

We are not quite out of gas yet in the United States. But we keep steaming down fjords without outlets, turning randomly from one blind alley to the next in trying to adapt to our energy quandary. In Captain Cook's case, he was exploring with zero information, so there was a good chance of …

The end of economic growth - Richard Heinberg in Australia   

In this one hour presentation, Richard Heinberg explains the close link between the resource/environment and the social/economic components of the present disintegration.

Heroic Endeavor: NRDC Community Fracking Defense Project

Abandoned by the state of Pennsylvania and drilling company Rex Energy after the state’s testing found no evidence of groundwater contamination, distressed residents (whose well water is discolored and reeks, and whose families have suffered rashes and other ailments) had nowhere else to turn …

Peak oil notes - October 4

A midweek roundup of peak oil news, including: -Developments this week

The energy-water nexus

The principal challenge of this century, in my view, will be adapting to a life without abundant, cheap fossil fuels. It has been the lifeblood of our society, and turns out to have some really fantastic qualities. The jury is still out as to whether we will develop suitable/affordable …

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