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Energy Crunch: Avoiding a new dash for gas

Nearly half the UK is now open to fracking. The latest onshore oil and gas licensing round opened up most of England and the Midland Valley of Scotland for applications to drill...

Focusing on Food Miles is a Mistake

While I'm all for reducing the energy demands associated with food production, I think the singular attention given to the issue of food miles is misguided, and I'll use this post to explain why.

Taking Resilience to the Streets

Transition Streets brings together small groups of neighbors and supports them in taking effective, practical, money-saving and carbon reduction actions.

Talking Energy Reality

Read on to learn about Leslie Moyer’s work with artists and energy, the undeserved un-sexiness of energy conservation and a particularly mind-blowing uphill car ride.

The Crocodiles of Reality

I’ve suggested in several previous posts that the peak oil debate may be approaching a turning point—one of those shifts in the collective conversation in which topics that have been shut out for years or decades finally succeed in crashing the party, and other topics that have …

Energy Crunch: Profits soar while temperatures fall

Last winter was the coldest for nearly 50 years. 31,000 excess deaths were attributed to the weather – up almost 30% from 12 months previously – and yet this year two thirds of households are planning to turn their heating down. If only this was down to a successful retrofitting …

Rob Hopkins Introduces New Yorkers to the Transition Movement

As Rob Hopkins explained to a small NYC audience, the Transition movement is increasingly focused on local economic development.  Reports on localizing food production, energy conservation and renewable energy capacity set out next steps toward a new green economy.

Cap the Grid

As a species, we must learn to live within the physical limitations of the biosphere. In the electric energy sector, this requires reversing the worldwide trend of ever-expanding electricity supply grids carrying energy vast distances from more and more large, centralized power plants. …

Energy Reality: What We’re For

Recognizing that all human economic activity is a subset of nature’seconomy and must not degrade its vitality is the starting point for systemic transformation of the energy system.

The speech Obama needed to make

I’ve stayed away from politics pointedly in posts, because voting for either party is still just voting for growth, with different labels applied. I do not believe that the current corporate giveaway that we call a political system is fixable unless we elect a leader who is ecologically …

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