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“Peak Oil Demand” = Peak Oil

Richard Heinberg    Sep 20, 2013  &/bsp;

A new phrase has entered our energy lexicon—peak oil demand. The essential idea: prophets of doom who warned about a looming global petroleum shortfall (“peak oil”) were wrong ... >>

Why I’m marking passing 400 ppm by getting back on an aeroplane

Rob Hopkins    May 17, 2013  &/bsp;

In November 2006, I sat at the back of the Barn Cinema, Dartington, and watched ‘An Inconvenient Truth‘. It had such an impact on me that by the time it ended, I had decided that I … >>

Urban Parklets: The New Front Stoop

Warren Karlenzig    Sep 15, 2011  &/bsp;

San Francisco's parklets (left, from top to bottom: #1, Valencia Street, #2 and #3 Divisadero, and #4, Castro and 17th, bottom) are a vibrant testimony to the city's Pavement to Parks … >>

What's an Ecocity and Why Should We Care?

Warren Karlenzig    Aug 16, 2011  &/bsp;

"Ecocity" is a popular designation for dozens of global urban centers. Indeed the 9th Ecocity World Summit next week in Montreal, Canada will be packed with city officials, … >>

Global Green Cities Preview

Warren Karlenzig    Jan 26, 2011  &/bsp;

From Singapore's high tech congestion management system to New York's PlaNYC 2030 to Yokohama's zero-carbon emissions goal, the future greening of cities is becoming our global "Plan A" … >>

Mia Birk joins PCI as adviser

Asher Miller    Nov 11, 2010  &/bsp;

Over ten million Americans consider themselves active bicyclists. Another 45 million ride bikes recreationally. Together, that’s a whole lot of folks who directly demonstrate the viability … >>

THE ULTIMATE ROLLER COASTER RIDE: A Brief History of Fossil Fuels

Richard Heinberg    Nov 8, 2010  &/bsp;

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real … >>

India cuts gas subsidy in favor of greener investments?

Warren Karlenzig    Jul 9, 2010  &/bsp;

Dehli Metro, Phase OneIs India trying to turn a corner toward more sustainable economic development with its recent reduction in fossil fuel subsidies?India's decision to completely cut gasoline … >>

A government says NO to airport expansion

Anthony Perl    Jul 2, 2010  &/bsp;

The British government's recent decision to cancel construction of a third runway at London's Heathrow airport marks a major milestone in our adaptation to post-carbon mobility.  This is the … >>

Redesigning Civilization after the Stress Tests

Warren Karlenzig    Jun 28, 2010  &/bsp;3 comments

The BP oil gusher should remind us that our civilization relies on unseen, not very well understood forces, especially energy and the environment, for our day-to-day economies. Our institutions … >>