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What About Flying?

I'm a Mechanical Engineer. I spend some of my time teaching the next generation of engineers what we know to be true, how to apply the fundamental laws to problems, and how to practice their art. If you ask me a good question, there are logical processes to provide a good answer. » Read more

Fracking Benefits Overblown?

Why is it that oil and gas companies such as TAG Oil and Apache are so aggressively pursuing exploration of gas fields in New Zealand when US gas prices are at a 10 year record low of US$2.176 per mBtu?  In January both Chesapeake Energy and ConocoPhillips announced plans to reduce gas natural gas output and shift towards more oil drilling. » Read more

Danny Boyle buys rights to remake ‘In Transition 2.0’

In a surprise move that could bankroll the Transition movement for many years to come, Transition Network can reveal that it is in the final stages of discussions with Danny Boyle, director of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, to buy the rights to remake ‘In Transition 2.0’.

Getting a peek at the effects of Peak Oil - Heinberg

ALBANY — The last time Richard Heinberg visited the Capital Region in the summer of 2006, oil cost about $70 a barrel and gasoline was $3 a gallon.

When he returned Tuesday to again talk about the gradual end of the golden age of cheap fossil fuel on which modern society floats, that barrel cost $105 and gas was tickling $4. Some experts are predicting prices could hit $5 by the summer.

The (En)Rich List | A Wealth of Inspiration!

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What a fabulous idea! To celebrate the people who are doing some (significant) good, with our without wealth. And Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns, is right up there, on the front page.

This movement, which you are either a part of, or curious about, is about going beyond dependence on oil, and actively building local resilience. What better focus of intention could there be in these fast changing times. » Read more

ALERT: a dangerous state of affairs in the Middle East


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‘Atmos Totnes: the heart of a new economy’ campaign launched!

What we are asking”, Rob Hopkins of TTT told us, “is that Dairy Crest stands by their corporate commitment of recognising ‘that the company has a valuable role to play in the life of the local community’.  We live in a time of localism, of communities now having a ‘right to buy’ and also a ‘right to try’.  We are exercising those rights.  Dairy Crest have tried and failed to sell this site to developers.  We are where the passion, the ideas and the vision for the site are, and we represent the best way for Dairy Crest to be able to unlock any value from the site.  It’s time to make this happen”.

See the website:

Here's a great example of a local community working to take control of a valuable local resource, in this case a significant building. They're using a powerful and simple slogan and graphic: "The heart of a new economy".

When will we see some of this kind of action in New Zealand?

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Big Three offer-AMD

Rights by the autum » Read more

Society 2.0 - Entering a World Without Money

One of the most clear descriptions of the problem and how the solution could unfold.

Stacking Up Resources on Peak Oil

re-posted from my blog -- oilshockhorrorprobe

Over the past few years I have saved numerous links to various reports and other resources on peak oil and energy depletion. When I started the blog I assembled the best of these links on the Reports and Resources page of the blog.  But it was cumbersome to add new links and the page was not kept up to date. » Read more

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