Richard Heinberg discusses the impact energy development on the environment along with ideas for transforming the energy narrative.
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.
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.
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.
A weekly roundup of peak oil news, including:
-Oil and the global economy
-Quote of the week
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 failure. But when it comes to energy alternatives, we can avoid dead ends, since we have what Captain Cook didn’t have, information on the best alternatives. This post is about the science of net energy regarding those options.
In this one hour presentation, Richard Heinberg explains the close link between the resource/environment and the social/economic components of the present disintegration.
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 for clean water but their community. That’s when a group of area churches, including the Presbyterian church where my dad is a pastor, joined together to supply jugs and bottles of clean drinking water to affected families.
A midweek roundup of peak oil news, including:
-Developments this week
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 replacements. But additional challenges loom in parallel. Water is very likely to be one of them, which is especially pertinent in my region.
-Alarm bells on the longevity of oil wells in Saudi Arabia
-Doubts on Saudi Capacity May Keep Oil Volatile
-How High Oil Prices Will Permanently Cap Economic Growth
-Total speaks out against Arctic oil
A mid-week update on peak oil news, including:
-Developments this week