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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.

Perfora, Chico, Perfora (Spanish Translation of Drill, Baby, Drill)

February 18, 2013

This is a translation of the Post Carbon Report Drill Baby Drill. En Perfora, Chico, Perfora, J. David Hughes ha analizado en profundidad e investigado rigurosamente la posibilidad de diversos combustibles no convencionales para generar abundancia energetica. Aunque el informe se centra principalmente en cuestiones relacionadas con la producción...

The ENERGY Reader

October 31, 2012

What magic, or monster, lurks behind the light switch and the gas pump? Where does the seemingly limitless energy that fuels modern society come from? From oil spills, nuclear accidents, mountaintop removal coal mining, and natural gas “fracking” to large-scale wind, solar, and biomass plants, every source of energy...
Regulatory Illusion

Regulatory Illusion

October 31, 2012

                The 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico briefly focused attention on how the oil and gas industry exploits public resources with little or no accountability. But the larger problem of how corporations and governments engage in a...
River Killers

River Killers: The False Solution of Megadams

October 31, 2012

                Destroying wild rivers to generate electricity is a false solution to humanity’s need for energy, with extremely high costs to individuals, communities, and ecosystems. The negative impacts of large dams are multidimensional—degrading watersheds, riparian zones, coastal ecosystems, and even oceans. We...
Malevolent and Malignant Threats

The ENERGY Reader: Malevolent and Malignant Threats

October 31, 2012

                            Malevolent threats to national security are the product of human choice, such as terrorists choosing to attack our electricity grid or oil production facilities in the Middle East. Malignant threats are associated with the collapse...
Life Affirming Beauty

Life-Affirming Beauty

October 31, 2012

                              There is a relationship between sustainability and beauty. Beauty is our way of describing encounters with life-affirmative patterns of relationships. The current energy economy produces ugliness, a form of violence against the world and...