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Vermont Dollars, Vermont Sense

August 13, 2015

A growing local economy movement is putting down roots in the United States and around the world, as people work to strengthen local businesses, promote “buy local” campaigns, and end subsidies and other unfair advantages given to nonlocal businesses. Even in its early stages, local investment is having significant impact. For example, Slow
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Shale Gas Reality Check

July 21, 2015

In this update to Drilling Deeper, David Hughes explores how the EIA’s 2015 shale gas projections and assumptions have changed over the last year, and assesses the AEO2015 against both Drilling Deeper and up-to-date production data from key shale gas plays
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Afterburn: Society Beyond Fossil Fuels

February 27, 2015

Climate change, along with the depletion of oil, coal, and gas, dictate that we will inevitably move away from our profound societal reliance on fossil fuels; but just how big a transformation will this be? While many policy-makers assume that renewable energy sources will provide an easy “plug-and-play” solution, author Richard Heinberg suggests
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Le Climat Après La Croissance

February 7, 2015

This is a French translation of Post Carbon Institute’s report Climate After Growth La croyance presque universelle de nos élus est qu’il faut s’occuper de la crise climatique en second lieu, après s’êtreassuré de la croissance économique. C’est faire fausse route – à la fois parce que cela sous-estime la gravité de lacrise climatique, et parce que cela présuppose que
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Drilling Deeper

October 27, 2014

Drilling Deeper analyzes actual production data from the top 12 shale gas and tight oil plays (accounting for 88% and 89% of current production) to show that the Department of Energy's projections for the future of fracking are wildly optimistic.
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Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale

December 2, 2013

Written by PCI Fellow J. David Hughes and published in partnership by Post Carbon Institute and Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy, this report provides the first publicly available empirical analysis of actual oil production data from the Monterey Formation, including from wells that have undergone hydraulic fracturing...
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Resilient Against What?

October 16, 2013

This survey found that leading US municipalities already have a more sophisticated understanding of resilience, involving economic, energy, and social challenges—and they're putting it into action through policies, regulations, and programs.
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Climate After Growth

September 30, 2013

This provocative paper makes a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis.