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23 December , 2006

New German Community Models Car-Free Living
By Isabelle de Pommereau

Welcome to Germany's best-known environmentally friendly neighborhood and a successful experiment in green urban living. The Vauban development - 2,000 new homes on a former military base 10 minutes by bike from the heart of Freiburg - has put into practice many ideas that were once dismissed as eco-fantasy but which are now moving to the center of public policy

30 October , 2006

The Oil Crisis Started 30 Years Ago
By Peter Goodchild

It is customary to look for the critical year of oil production in absolute terms, but in the year 1970 or thereabouts there was another important "conjunction," to use an astrological metaphor

25 October , 2006

The Path Beyond Petroleum: Twelve Theses
By Peter Goodchild

Oil production in the year 2025 will be half that of the year 2000. If we combine those figures with those of world population, we find a ratio of 5 barrels of oil per person per year in 2000, but only 2 barrels of oil per person per year in 2025

18 October , 2006Peak Oil: The Clock Is Ticking
By Peter Goodchild

All civilizations grow too large to support themselves, and their leaders have little foresight. These civilizations then collapse and are buried in the mud. The same will happen to America, but human shortsightedness prevents us from seeing America as only one among many civilizations

Major Problems Of Surviving Peak Oil
By Norman

I do not believe that we can stop the crash but I believe that we can, to a degree, prepare ourselves and those close to us for the aftermath

14 October , 2006

Reflections On The Oil Wars
By Peter Goodchild

Modern warfare is mainly about oil, in spite of all the pious and hypocritical rhetoric about "the forces of good" and "the forces of evil." The real "forces" are those trying to control the oil wells and the fragile pipelines that carry that oil. A map of American military ventures is a map of petroleum

06 October , 2006Peak Oil And The Myth Of Sustainability
By Peter Goodchild

If we have already established the premise that "the human race faces unsolvable problems," the answer is not to waste further amounts of time and energy in asking whether those problems exist. The best response is to find ways to survive within that problematic world

29 September , 2006

Peak Oil And The Problem Of Infrastructure
By Peter Goodchild

Fossil fuels, metals, and electricity are all intricately connected. Each is inaccessible - on the modern scale - without the other two. Any two will vanish without the third. If we imagine a world without fossil fuels, we must imagine a world without metals or electricity. What we imagine, at that point, is a society far more primitive than the one to which we are accustomed

25 September , 2006

Russia Sets The Pace In Energy Race
By M K Bhadrakumar

Next week's meeting in Beijing on energy security involving the United States, China, Japan, India and South Korea is a dramatic manifestation of the new battle plans and war doctrines that Washington is conceptualizing. The conclave in Beijing, significantly, leaves out Western Europe

24 September , 2006

The Myth Of Alternative Energy
By Peter Goodchild

Alternative sources of energy will never be very useful, for several reasons, but mainly because of a problem of "net energy": the amount of energy output is not sufficiently greater than the amount of energy input. Alternative sources simply don't have enough "bang" to replace 30 billion annual barrels of oil

22 September, 2006

Surviving The Oil Crash:
Leadership And Social Structure

By Peter Goodchild

The biggest news story of modern times rarely appears in the conventional news media, or it appears only in distorted forms. Ironically, the modern world is plagued by a lack of serious information. What is most apparent is the larger problem that there is no leadership, no sense of organization, for dealing with peak-oil issues

18 September, 2006

Pragmatists And Heretics - Peak Oil
And Runaway Global Warming

By Bill Henderson

But considering the growing evidence pointing to imminent peak oil dislocation and runaway global warming especially, I still ask why is there no informed consideration and debate about needed governance innovation beyond incremental change within the market economy?

16 September, 2006

Peak Oil Preparations: Money And Labor
By Peter Goodchild

The answer, in part, is to give up the use of money well ahead of time, instead of letting the money economy claim more victims. Barter would allow people to provide for their daily needs on a local basis, without the dubious assistance of governments or corporations

04 September, 2006

Planning For A Post-Oil Economy
By Peter Goodchild

The most basic principle of post-oil survival is that one has to start thinking in terms of a smaller radius of activity. The globalized economy has to be replaced by the localized economy

01 August, 2006

Energy Dependence And Why we War-War
By Jeff Berg

Now more than ever America is dependent on other people’s oil and this is what the wars in the Middle East are about everything else by contrast is mere pretext. The one exception being water issues which are still a very distant second

18 July, 2006

Demand Destruction - Stadium
By Bill Henderson

So far rising gas prices have had little effect on North American consumption patterns. But high fuel prices are seriously exacerbating basic survival problems in those many developing countries with limited oil reserves. Some countries are already having a very hard time keeping their economies from drowning in the rising tide of fuel prices

17 July, 2006

Thinking The Unthinkable
By Norman Church

Oil depletion is just the first of a series of resource crisis humanity is about to face because there are just too many of us! This century we will face peak resources, period

08 July, 2006

End Of Cheap Oil, The Global Energy Crisis
And Climate Change

By Vandana Shiva

While the political parties protest against the hike in oil prices, society also needs to start taking a long-term view of the ecological, economic and social costs of our growing oil addition

28 April, 2006

Big-Mouth Bush Told Clinton How To Handle OPEC
By Evelyn Pringle

The high energy costs are affecting everyone, from commuters and consumers, to public and private programs. The damage is devastating everywhere

21 April, 2006

Peak Oil And The Political Economy Of Terrorism
By Mathew Maavak

Crude oil has breached the $70 psychological barrier again. It is high noon for those prospecting for maximum oil returns. This time, however, it will not be a one-day seduction by the stormy Katrina. The causative culprits are aplenty. Peak Oil is forming a strategic fit with Peak Terrorism

10 April, 2006

Energy Philosophy For Entropic Times
By Andrew McKillop

Waking up to basic facts of nature and existence should be a part of the education process, but the state and religion got there first and filled the schoolbooks with cranky logic and half-baked slogans. Change has to come and will come, Peak Oil means we are going somewhere else where we could or might do better. Be sure of it !

06 April, 2006

Europe’s Energy Crisis Sharpens
Antagonisms With Russia

By Fergus Michaels

The European Union is largely dependent upon external sources for its energy supplies, particularly Russia, but also Norway and Algeria. That dependency is set to accelerate substantially in the coming period

25 March, 2006

Russia Plays China Energy Card
By Vladimir Radyuhin

Russia has made a new move to assert itself as a global energy broker and make other countries play by its rules. On a visit to China this week, President Vladimir Putin pledged to build two natural gas pipelines to China, as well as jointly develop Russian offshore gas fields

Christian Country With Huge Aggressive Military?
By Bill Henderson

The peak of oil production should also be the peak of globalization and almost certainly the once expanding ethical framework will contract or relocalize, probably to sub-nation state locality

23 February, 2006

India Spreads Its Net For Gas,Any Gas
By Siddharth Srivastava

While efforts are under way to seal nuclear deals with the US and France to generate electricity, India's efforts to tie up gas resources as another alternative to fossil fuels have gathered momentum

18 February, 2006

Peak Oil - The Great Tsunami
By Michael Payne

Peak Oil- the giant wave that will change our lifestyles forever

11 February, 2006

The Permanent Energy Crisis
By Michael T. Klare

President Bush's State of the Union comment that the United States is "addicted to oil" can be read as pure political opportunism. But there is another, more ominous way to read his comments: that top officials have come to realize that the United States and the rest of the world face a new and growing danger – a permanent energy crisis that imperils the health and well-being of every society on earth

08February, 2006

How Can Humanity Best Regulate Itself
By Stephen Hren

The peak in fossil energy extraction will expose the fallacy of limitless growth. This realization can lead to two paths. The first is the violent theft of the last remaining resources. The second is a fuller understanding of the right to property that makes it truly accessible to all

31 January, 2006

Trading Oil In Euros – Does It Matter?
By Cóilín Nunan

Is the threat of an Iranian oil bourse trading oil in euros the real reason for the possible military attack of Iran? First, we must understand exactly why central banks keep foreign exchange reserves

27 January, 2006

Osama's Secret Weapon
By Neal Brandvik

Osama says he is patient and willing to wait for USA's demise as long as it takes. Is he crazy? Where does he get the idea that a group of rag tag thugs who live in caves is going to defeat the greatest superpower nation in history?

26 January, 2006

Peak America – Is Our Time Up?
By Pat Murphy

Is the American Century over? When the impact of Peak Oil really hits, how will we deal with it? Will we cooperate with the rest of the world in sharing scarce resources, or will we rely on our status as the only Superpower to try to bully the world? And if the latter, would we survive?

India, China, And The Asian Axis Of Oil
By Siddharth Varadarajan

In less than a year, India and China have managed to confound analysts around the world by turning their much-vaunted rivalry for the acquisition of oil and gas assets in third countries into a nascent partnership that could alter the basic dynamics of the global energy market

23 January, 2006

Oil, Conflict And The Future Of
Global Energy Supplies

By Courtenay Barnett

The Bush administration has chosen the path of unending war (not so much against terrorism) but by pursuing a path of energy acquisition reliant on aggression that stirs global reactions that lead to terrorism

21 January, 2006

What They Don't Want You To Know
About The Coming Oil Crisis

By Jeremy Leggett

Soaring fuel prices, rumours of winter power cuts, panic over the gas supply from Russia, abrupt changes to forecasts of crude output... Is something sinister going on?

19 January, 2006

Peak Oil: Aids, Addiction And Opportune Infections
By Bill Henderson

We need justice in Iraq - acknowledgement that war in Iraq was a criminal mistake - in order to get back off the resource war path so that a cooperative, peaceful solution to the end of cheap oil is possible

06 January, 2006

Peak Oil And The Politics Of Global Solutions
By Gareth Doutch

As people become aware of sustainability issues (and especially with peak oil) they almost immediately begin to look at reducing the fossil fuel dependence in their lives, learning to grow their own food, creating forward-looking networks etc. For all of the good work being done by folk, the fact cannot be escaped that government action needs to be taken at the nation state and, more importantly, global levels

03 January, 2006

Oil Market Analysts Issue Dire Warnings
By Humberto Márquez

While this year's record high oil prices are unlikely to come down in the near future, analysts are warning the world's traditional and emerging economic powers to curb consumption, saying that at the current rate, proven reserves will only meet demand up to 2030