Post Carbon Newsletter - The Age of Extreme Energy
1. latest publications
2. the end of growth
3. fellows in the press
4. energy bulletin picks
5. transition us update
2012 began with earthquakes in Ohio linked to hydraulic fracking for shale gas. Already this is starting to look like an apt metaphor for the stress fractures appearing right across our society as we move into the age of extreme energy. Fighting for the environment has never been for the faint hearted — when your message runs against someone's chance to make serious money you can expect to come up against some opposition. But with the economy on the floor, and a growing number of people questioning the wisdom of the market to turn things around, this battle is becoming acrid as Asher Miller's post Enemies of the State reveals.
Crucial in the face of the spin and the hype is to stay focused on facts. In 2011 PCI Fellow David Hughes wrote our acclaimed report Will Natural Gas Fuel America in the 21st Century? Follow his work with us as he continues to inform the energy debate in the US and Canada — see With Gas so Cheap and Well Drilling Down, Why is Gas Production so High? and The Expert's Report that Damns the Northern Gateway Pipeline. Also keep an eye on Energy Bulletin to get the stories behind the news as well as a trove of inspirational material on how to respond.
For all the latest from PCI, read on...
the end of growth
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.
Image credit: Raw sewage (left) gets turned into high-quality water for re-use (right) while the dark "mixed liquor" (middle) returns to the bioreactor. — Permeate Partners
Image credit: Pumping gas — whatatravisty/flickr
Image credit: US military vehicles — Morning Calm News/flickr
Image credit: Crossroads shadow — SFview/flickr
Image credit: Regional Transition gathering in Western Massachussetts — Transition US