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How green is your fuel?

How green is your fuel?

Andrew Simms

12th April, 2012

In an exclusive extract from 'Ampera We're Electric', Andrew Simms takes a closer look at what powers our cars and asks whether motoring has a greener future to look forward to more...
Fuel gauge on empty

Ignore the sceptics, the 'peak oil brigade' is right

Lionel Badal

20th October, 2011

Peak oil sceptics argue the real problem for climate change and our planet may be too much fossil fuel, not too little. Lionel Badal explains why he disagrees more...
Peak oil

Peak oil is 'getting closer' but the world is not ready

Tom Levitt

28th June, 2011

The end of cheap oil has got governments panicking to control prices rather than planning for a post-oil era. Tom Levitt reports more...
Fuel gauge on empty

UK ministers ignored 'peak oil' warnings, report shows

Terry Macalister, guardian energy editor

15th June, 2011

Report reveals threat of civil unrest from energy shortages, which has been played down as 'alarmist' by ministers more...

Dr. David Fleming: a tribute

Shaun Chamberlin

21st December, 2010

Colleague and friend Shaun Chamberlin pays tribute to the life and work of Dr David Fleming, founder of the idea of personal carbon trading more...
Lumps of coal

End $300 billion subsidies for fossil fuels, says energy watchdog

Tom Levitt

9th November, 2010

Subsidies for oil, coal and gas sectors were six times higher than those for renewable energy in 2009, the latest International Energy Agency (IEA) assessment has revealed more...
Fuel gauge on empty

Policymakers recognise peak oil threat, now they need to deal with it

Lionel Badal

2nd August, 2010

Most officials in both Europe and the UK still believe peak oil is a problem the markets will solve. That's a dangerous game to play with our energy supplies, says Lionel Badal more...
Silloutted man

How a 22-year-old student uncovered peak oil fraud

Tom Levitt

10th March, 2010

Lionel Badal was working on his undergraduate dissertation when he suddenly found himself privy to information that he knew must be made public more...
Dumper truck on tar sands road

Have greens got it wrong about tar sands?

David Strahan

8th December, 2009

For environmentalists, tar sands are a 'climate crime'; for peak oil experts, they can never do the job of ordinary crude. But neither critique tells the full story: that exploiting tar sands may worsen both the climate crisis, and the energy crisis... more...
Dan Box

Food riots will mark the end of oil

Dan Box

23rd November, 2009

The end of the oil age won't be a pretty thing, but a new report by Deutsche Bank suggests it could be even uglier than we feared... more...
Gift of Gab

Album review: Gift of Gab's Escape 2 Mars

David Hawkins

19th November, 2009

Rapping about climate change, big pharma and peak oil brings a new edge to a medium still saturated with lyrics of violence and consumerism more...
Transition Town Timeline

A year-by-year vision of a sustainable future

Shaun Chamberlin

7th July, 2009

The Transition Town movement has produced a year-by-year timeline to lead us to a happier, healthier society. Shaun Chamberlin outlines this vision - beginning with a landmark 2010 climate change accord more...

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CASE STUDY: creating Transition Towns

Ed Hamer

27th November, 2007

From theory to practice, how one man in Totnes is helping a community respond to the threat of peak oil – from its own currency to relearning lost arts. Ed Hamer reports more...
Fuel gauge on empty

Peak oil before 2020 a 'significant risk', say experts

David Strahan

8th October, 2009

A new report highlights how woefully unprepared the Government is for a looming peak in oil production more...

10 steps to creating a local food group

Tamzin Pinkerton and Rob Hopkins

24th September, 2009

Tamzin Pinkerton & Rob Hopkins's new book, Local Food, is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in creating a local food group. Here's an extract to whet your appetite... more...
Peak oil projections

Major oil fields past peak, says IEA

Ecologist

3 August, 2009

Current oil consumption is unsustainable and supplies are likely to reach a peak within the next decade, says IEA more...
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Is it time to change 20th century economic paradigms?

Richard Heinberg

5th February, 2009

A hundred years ago, markets ruled: fortunes were made, workers abused, bubbles blown. The Austrian School of economists, led by Ludwig von Mises, said this was fine: despite temporary messiness, the market knows best.
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Peak oil is welcome

Richard Heinberg

7th August, 2008

Climate change is a problem of fossil fuel dependency, and solving it requires reducing that dependency quickly and dramatically. more...
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Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change by Pat Murphy

Phil England

1st July, 2008

Heavy on the moralising, light on cheer, a new book on low-carbon living has Phil England reaching for the classics more...
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Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon

Clive Dennis

1st May, 2008

Growing your own would be vital if the shops shut for good. Steve Solomon has the key to a persistent vegetable state more...

Hubbert's Peak

Dan Box

27th September, 2005

In 1956, at a meeting of the American Petroleum Institute in San Antonio, US geophysicist, M King Hubbert predicted that US oil production – which until then had been constantly increasing – would peak in the early 1970s, and then start to fall.
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