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Weaving the Community Resilience and New Economy Movement Report

Marissa Mommaerts Ken White   Sep 9, 2014   

Introduction A movement is emerging in many places, under many guises: New Economy (or Economies), Regenerative Economy, Solidarity Economy, Next Economy, Caring Economy, Sharing … >>

Perfora, Chico, Perfora

David Hughes   Dec 10, 2013   

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. … >>

Drilling California: A Reality Check on the Monterey Shale

David Hughes   Dec 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 … >>

Resilient Against What?: How Leading U.S. Municipalities Are Understanding and Acting on Resilience

Daniel Lerch   Oct 16, 2013   

Resilience is often understood simply as the ability to “bounce back” from a single disaster like a hurricane or earthquake. This survey commissioned by Post Carbon Institute found … >>

Climate After Growth

Rob Hopkins Asher Miller   Sep 30, 2013   

In this provocative paper, PCI Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins make a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace … >>

Drill, Baby, Drill: Can Unconventional Fuels Usher in a New Era of Energy Abundance?

David Hughes   Feb 19, 2013   

In this landmark report, PCI Fossil Fuel Fellow David Hughes takes a far-ranging and painstakingly researched look at the prospects for various unconventional fuels to provide energy abundance for … >>

FOUNDATION CONCEPTS: What Is Sustainability?

Richard Heinberg   Mar 15, 2012   

EXCERPT: As a contribution to this ongoing refinement of the concept, I recently formulated five axioms (self-evident truths) of sustainability. My goal was simply to distill ideas that had … >>

ECONOMY: Ecological Economics

Joshua Farley   Dec 8, 2011   

EXCERPT:  Many people would agree that the central desirable end of economic activity is a high quality of life for this and future generations.  Conventional economists argue … >>

ECONOMY: Money and Energy

Richard Douthwaite   Nov 15, 2011   

EXCERPT: The debt-based money system just described cannot work if there is less and less energy available.  We only borrow if we think we're going to have more money in future with … >>

CULTURE AND BEHAVIOR: Dangerously Addictive: Why We Are Biologically Ill-Suited to the Riches of Modern America

Peter Whybrow   Sep 22, 2011   

EXCERPT: But living now in relative abundance, when the whole world is a shopping mall and our appetites are no longer constrained by limited resources, our craving for reward--be that for … >>