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Pacific University Environmental Club Hosts 2nd Successful Peak Oil Forum

Posted by plunsfo, November 19, 2008, 12:41 am

Pacific University [Update], Forest Grove, Oregon One of the big mid-semester projects organized by Pacific’s environmental activists was our school’s Second Annual Peak Oil Forum – a tradition started just last year, which brings students and community groups together to learn about and discuss the challenges posed by Peak Oil in our region. The event was attended by upwards of 30... (read more)

Special Edition, (time-sensitive) InMotion Transportation Options E-Newsletter

Posted by Sundog, November 18, 2008, 5:35 pm

There are a couple of important events coming up next week that I’m sure you won’t want to miss! There is an opportunity to help shape the future of the bicycle and pedestrian system, making Eugene more bikeable and walkable. Additionally there is an opportunity to celebrate biking and walking in Eugene by stopping by the Afternoon Break at the... (read more)

Prominent Peaker Tells Allies to (Temporarily) Pipe Down

Posted by plunsfo, November 17, 2008, 3:59 pm

Mum’s the Word, Peakniks! Should the deans of the peak-oil movement give the world a break and shelve their dire warnings of impending supply shortages? So urges Robert Hirsch, one of the true eminences of the peakist crowd. Hirsch penned a seminal 2005 report for the Energy Department called “Peaking of World Oil Production” that warned of stark consequences as world oil... (read more)

IEA Peak Oil POlicy

Posted by ellengentry, November 17, 2008, 2:35 pm (read more)

Food and Fuel for a Future

Posted by Keith Johnson, November 13, 2008, 7:41 pm

Change Your Fuel - Change the World Just watched the trailer for this film. Looking forward to the rest... Fuel In theaters: November 14, 2008 Record high oil prices, global warming, and an insatiable demand for energy: these issues will be the catalyst for heated debates and positive change for many years to come. 2008 Sundance award-winning film FUEL exposes shocking connections between the auto industry, the... (read more)

The PROUT Institute Announces the Launch of www.PROUTINSTITUTE.ORG

Posted by Sundog, November 13, 2008, 10:56 am

Greetings! We invite you to visit this site to take measure of what PROUT and the PROUT Institute have to offer, and to come back to our website from time to time to track the progress of the emergence of PROUT's solution-oriented approach to global metacrisis. how to join our mailing list: The PROUT Institute Announces the Launch of WWW.PROUTINSTITUTE.ORG An Idea Whose Time... (read more)

IEA's World Energy Outlook report published today.

Posted by plunsfo, November 12, 2008, 7:37 pm

The long-awaited IEA World Energy Outlook report has been published and released. “Current trends in energy supply and consumption are patently unsustainable – environmentally, economically and socially – they can and must be altered”, -- Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) at the launch of the World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2008. In stark contrast... (read more)

Peak Oil: Get Ready for the Oil-Supply Crunch, IEA Says

Posted by plunsfo, November 12, 2008, 7:14 pm

Lower oil prices these days are both a result of the economic slowdown and a possible cushion. But they could be a very mixed blessing. The Paris-based International Energy Agency is worried about an oil supply crunch in coming years. It’s not due to geology—the IEA says the world has plenty of oil, in one form or another. But trying to... (read more)

Up-date on our group

Posted by Linda Parker, November 11, 2008, 4:26 pm

So much has happened in the Big Sur Community since June 21st when a lightening storm came through and started the Basin Complex Fire. We have not been having our usual potlucks and meetings, as folks are regrouping and preparing for winter which could bring more devastation to our community in the form of debris flows. Big Sur Powerdown has... (read more)

Obama's Toughest Challenge; America's Energy Crunch Comes Home

Posted by Sundog, November 11, 2008, 2:59 pm

Published on Monday, November 10, 2008 by Obama's Toughest Challenge; America's Energy Crunch Comes Home by Michael T. Klare Of all the challenges facing President Barack Obama next January, none is likely to prove as daunting, or important to the future of this nation, as that of energy. After all, energy policy -- so totally mishandled by the outgoing Bush-Cheney administration --... (read more)

Road work skids to a halt with shortage of asphalt

Posted by plunsfo, November 10, 2008, 2:42 am

SEATTLE -- Expect a bumpier drive. An asphalt shortage is delaying road maintenance projects in communities nationwide. Asphalt is becoming scarce as U.S. refiners overhaul their equipment to maximize output of highly profitable fuels such as diesel and gasoline, using inexpensive -- and hard to process -- crude oil. A worker removes old asphalt recently at a Tacoma Public Works project as... (read more)

Sustainable Michigan newsletter Nov 2008

Posted by Kris, November 6, 2008, 5:52 pm

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You can click with your neighbors here

Posted by plunsfo, November 6, 2008, 4:53 pm

A Portland Web site that went live this week hopes to build a new level of online connection. Like Craigslist, Portland Bright Neighbor ( lists events, goods and services. But additional features enable users to connect for rides, trades and more. Users can click on an event, for example, and find a list of people offering or looking for rides to... (read more)

SustainaBundy Hitz FM Radio Guest Spot Monday 10th 8.30am

Posted by shine_on, November 6, 2008, 3:16 pm

Listen to 93.9 Hitz FM at 8.30am on Monday the 10th, when I'll be reading the weather and talking about SustainaBundy. It's another great opportunity for SustainaBundy to get our name out there and raise awareness of what we're about. Thanks Hitz FM! ... (read more)

Highlights of the IEA report

Posted by plunsfo, November 5, 2008, 8:18 pm

In a flagship report due to be published next week by the International Energy Agency, the developed world’s energy watchdog doubles its forecast the price for oil will reach by 2030 and predicts the era of cheap oil is over. Below are the report’s highlights. The Challenge: “It is not an exaggeration to claim that the future of human prosperity depends on... (read more)

IEA predicts oil price to rebound to $100

Posted by plunsfo, November 5, 2008, 8:09 pm

Oil prices will rebound to more than $100 a barrel as soon as the world economy recovers, and will exceed $200 by 2030, the International Energy Agency will say in its flagship report to be published next week. “While market imbalances could temporarily cause prices to fall back, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the era of cheap oil is over,”... (read more)

Just How Big Is Cleveland?

Posted by plunsfo, November 5, 2008, 8:04 pm

Jeff Rubin, Chief Economist at CIBC World Markets, in a recent report, is now saying that the current recession is caused by high oil prices. Defaulting mortgages are only a symptom of the high oil prices. We should be blaming the underlying cause--higher oil prices--rather than the symptom. See the report:... (read more)

Global financial crisis will not cause crash in oil prices -- Kuwaiti expert

Posted by plunsfo, November 2, 2008, 6:22 pm

KUWAIT, Nov 2 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti expert on oil expects that the global financial downturn will not lead to a crash in oil prices around the world. Former Chief Executive in the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Hani Hussain said that the fundamentals of the global supply and demand of oil will protect the market from any unexpected collapse. On the recent... (read more)

Passenger trains gain favor with public, Congress

Posted by plunsfo, November 2, 2008, 5:03 am

WASHINGTON – After half a century as more of a curiosity than a convenience, passenger trains are getting back on track in some parts of the country. The high cost of energy, coupled with congestion on highways and at airports, is drawing travelers back to trains not only for commuting but also for travel between cities as much as 500 miles... (read more)

Energy Scarcity Resolution - City of Nevada City California

Posted by plunsfo, November 1, 2008, 6:58 am

Energy Scarcity Resolution - City of Nevada City California — Adopted October 22, 2008 WHEREAS, the City of Nevada City, its citizens and businesses depend on oil and natural gas for their economic welfare and essential activities; and, WHEREAS, a growing body of energy industry experts believe that the world has already arrived at, or will soon arrive at, Peak Oil (that... (read more)

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