In which I reveal the changes in our household energy usage from 2003 through 2015 and how we achieved them.
Why should we care about a 100 kwh/person/day energy diet?
As a general rule, in fact, the less direct experience a given person has living with solar and wind power, the more likely that person is to buy into the sort of green cornucopianism that insists that sun, wind, and other renewable resources can provide everyone on the planet with a middle class American lifestyle.
Energy is often called the ‘lifeblood’ of civilisation, yet the overconsumption of fossil energy lies at the heart of two of the greatest challenges facing humanity today: climate change and peak oil.
Richard Heinberg discusses our renewable future and how to get there.
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…
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.
Transition Streets brings together small groups of neighbors and supports them in taking effective, practical, money-saving and carbon reduction actions.
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.
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 gotten more than their quota of attention during that time get put out to pasture or sent to the glue factory.
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 programme.
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.