Post Carbon Newsletter - January 2011
1. the end of growth
2. the post carbon reader
3. latest publications
4. fellows in the press
5. energy bulletin picks
6. transition us update
|Happy New Year!
Many of us watched or listened to President Obama's State of the Union speech last week. In "Choosing Strategy Over Substance" PCI Executive Director Asher Miller mulls over the speech, coming to the conclusion that--however laudable his clean energy goals are--the President still needs to work on his energy and economic literacy.
To that end, we highly recommend that President Obama reads PCI Fossil Fuels Fellow David Hughes' essay, "Hydrocarbons in North America" (published as Chapter 17 of 'The Post Carbon Reader'). In fact, every U.S. elected official would do well to read this brief and engaging analysis of our current and projected energy future.
Please feel free to email your elected representatives a copy of Hughes' work along with a friendly note encouraging them to more deeply explore the tricky nature of our energy predicament. You can use this link to quickly find email addresses, but keep in mind a more personal appeal will likely receive more attention.
In other news . . .
the end of growth
the post carbon reader
fellows and advisers in the press
energy bulletin highlights
transition US update
A monthly update from the US regional hub of the international Transition movement.
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