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February 2011 Blog Posts (4)

This is a Peak Oil Story

This is a peak oil story.

Or maybe a story about what happens when peak oil activism collides with peak oil itself. It is a tale about that punch in the stomach announcement that reality has arrived.

One of the promising aspects of The Transition Movement is…


Added by Erik Lindberg on February 27, 2011 at 2:13pm — 2 Comments

The War on the Middle Class: Reflections on Politics in the age of depletion

[Author's note: as I write this, our mortgage is two days late, I'm on the verge of losing my commercial building and my wife is a state employee, facing a pay cut and increased job insecurity]


Does anyone, especially those familiar with the structural problems caused by Peak Oil and the likely end of economic growth, share this sort of ambivalence: Walker is of course a disaster, and solving the budget problem on the backs, mainly of public…


Added by Erik Lindberg on February 17, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

why power down week?

hey everyone, I am sharing my blog from last year on why we started power down week.


In the late 90's there was an ice storm that effected electricity here in Riverwest for a number of days.  My friend Xav Leplae, of Riverwest Film and Video,…


Added by Sarah Moore on February 6, 2011 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

Fantasies of Hyper-Globalism: The WWF's Energy Report

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has recently unveiled a new report which ambitiously declares the world can switch to 95% renewable energy sources by 2050. The report is meant to be both inspiring and reassuring in its claim that not only is it “technically feasible to supply everyone on the planet in 2050 with the energy they need with 95 per cent of this energy coming from renewable resources,” but also with its declaration that this is “practically possible” (23). The report further proposes… Continue

Added by Erik Lindberg on February 5, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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