But perhaps the real proof of a new energy paradigm shift lies in the fact that financing for solar is becoming in some cases more attractive than financing for oil and gas projects.
With no meaningful actions on such things as climate change and peak resources in sight, a realistic assessment of country (and regional) level resilience is required.
Unlike other jobs, cooperatives promote [the} development and growth of workers.
Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy.
This is one of the most exciting developments I’ve heard about in a long time. Farmers who want to stop using chemicals can get support in the switch—and stay profitable during the transition.
As the EU sells its soul by pushing Greece to privatize its natural and cultural heritage, ordinary citizens are mobilizing to save their common wealth.
Ideally, we might mimic the ancient Mesopotamians, the oldest and most long-lasting civilization in history, and devise an economic system that lasts for millennia.
The Converging Environmental and Economic Crises: A pep talk for those paying attention by Nate Hagens
Suggestions on how society might better adapt, physically and psychologically, to what's ahead.
A weekly review including Oil and the Global Economy, The Middle East & North Africa, Ukraine, Quote of the Week, The Briefs.
My conclusion is that hundred-dollar oil is here to stay.
What appears to be masking the ongoing emergency is the rise in stock and bond markets. The disconnect between the still sluggish economy and the stock market which keeps hitting new highs is one indication that dangers lurk in the world economy.
The idea that people may actually choose to cooperate with each other in managing important resources, and to reap their gains in nonmonetary forms, is “irrational” to economists.
Expanding and strengthening the community forest rights of indigenous groups and rural residents can make a major contribution to sequestering carbon and reducing CO2 emissions from deforestation, according to a new report.
The International Energy Authority does does its best to paint a rosy picture of peak cheap oil. The reality is an economy which can no longer grow its way out of its problems.
News that last month was the world’s hottest June on record provided another reminder that urgent global action is needed to combat climate change.
BikeSurf, a donation-based bikesharing program built on “karma, trust, and community,” fosters communication, encourages shared resources, and builds community.
Divestment is one of the great campaigns of our times.But the question then arises, “then what?” If an organization decide it’s time to divest from fossil fuels, then what might they do next?
A roundup of the news, views and ideas from the main stream press and the blogosphere.
I’m here to tell you about a weapon that could change the world. Discharging it in public wouldn’t harm any living creature; it wouldn’t even land you in jail.