Energy

This section will include resources on peak oil, local energy farm projects, as well as information on various renewable and non-renewable energy sources.



Energy seems to be both the problem and the solution. Generally, when we talk about energy we are referring to fossil fuels and the issues that we face as we continue to consume them at a rapid rate. However, Relocalization as a strategy relies on the energy of people to form groups and find working solutions based on reduction and local production. The Relocalization project does require collaborative and enquiring energy so that we can fully prepare for the depleting energy resources.

These are mainly web based resources that offer practical information on alternative energy solutions. We hope that these are useful.


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Articles & Reports

Robert L. Hirsch, Roger Bezdek, Robert Wendling: Peaking of World Oil Production:
Impacts, Mitigation & Risk Management (Hirsch Report)
, SAIC / US Department
of Energy, 2005, available online:
http://www.pppl.gov/publications/pics/Oil_Peaking_1205.pdf
[PDF, 319kB]

Colin J. Campbell: The Availability of Non-Conventional Oil and Gas, ASPO Ireland / UK
Department of Trade and Industry, 2006, available online:
http://www.odac-info.org/bulletin/documents/UK-Availability.pdf
[PDF, 1022kB]

Seppo Korpela: Fossil Fuel Depletion and Alternative Energies, a member of the Central Ohio Relocalization Effort (CORE), available on-line:
http://www.relocalize.net/files/Fossil Fuel Depletion and Alternative Energies.doc
[PDF, 74kB]

US Department of Energy: Home Energy Savers Guide, available on-line:
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/consumer/tips/pdfs/energy_savers.pdf
[PDF,2.28Mb]

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Books

The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century by James Howard Kunstler
Kuntsler, James H. 2005. The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the Twenty-First Century. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak by Kenneth S. Deffeyes
Deffeyes Kenneth S. 2005. Beyond Oil: The View from Hubbert's Peak. New York: Hill and Wang.

Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World by Richard Heinberg
Heinberg, Richard. 2004. Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies by Richard Heinberg
Heinberg, Richard. 2003. The Party's Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies. Gabriola Island, BC: New Society Publishers.

High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis by Julian Darley
Darley, Julian. 2004. High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Co.

Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy by Matthew R. Simmons
Simmons, Matthew R. 2005. Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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DVDs

End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and The Collapse of the American Dream
Barry Silverthorn (Producer) & Gregory Greene (Writer/Director). 2004. Toronto: The Electric Wallpaper Company.
View it on youtube: End of Suburbia

Peak Oil imposed By Nature
Amund Prestegard (Director/Producer). 2005. Norway: Tropos Dokumentar.

A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash
Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack, (Directors/Producers). 2006. Switzerland: Lava Productions AG.

Click here to view resources for organizing screenings.

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Websites

-Peak Oil-

The Oil Drum | Discussions about Energy and Our Future
www.theoildrum.com

Energy Bulletin - A clearinghouse of information concerning the peak in global energy such as oil and gas
www.energybulletin.net

Peak Oil: Life After the Oil Crash - Examines the impact of the depletion of the world's oil reserves and its consequences for the world
www.lifeaftertheoilcrash.net

From the Wilderness - Peak Oil News Reporting
www.fromthewilderness.com

Association for the Study of Peak Oil & Gas (ASPO)
www.peakoil.net

Beyond Peak Oil – A website guide to living sustainably with Peak Oil and economic collapse
www.beyondpeak.com

Peak Oil - A community and collaboration portal about energy-related topics
www.peakoil.com

Dry Dipstick – A peak oil metadirectory
www.drydipstick.com

Citizens Committee on Oil Peak And Decline (COPAD)
www.copad.org

In the Wake - “A Collective Manual-in-progress for Outliving Civilization"
www.inthewake.org

Four Corners - Investigative journalism on the issues of peak oil, including extended interviews and interactives exploring both sides of the peak oil debate.
www.abc.net.au/4corners/specials.htm

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-Alternative Energy-

Alternative Energy News - Directory of Alternative Energy Resources and Information about Renewable Energy Sources
www.alternative-energy-news.info

Alternative Energy News - An alternative energy news source for investors, entrepreneurs and the general public. Information on solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, ethanol, tidal, hydrogen fuel cells, biomass, hydroelectric, and other exciting areas.
www.altenews.com

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-Energy Conservation-

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - U.S. Department of Energy website with links and information on saving energy at home
www.eere.energy.gov

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