Richard Katz and Dennis Brumm burst the technofix dream-bubble by naming the hard stuff: the lack of sufficient alternatives to oil and gas at the enormous scale needed. Overpopulation exceeding the planet's carrying capacity. Potential collapse. But wait! they close with ideas for positive individual responses. Episode 60.
Julian Darley presents an overview of the United States' unsustainable energy practices and makes the case for Relocalization from the point of business. The tale of the 20,000-mile long coal train....
The automakers rolled out their biggest guns on Wednesday, March 14 for a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality on the blandly titled topic of “Climate Change and Energy Security: Perspectives from the Automobile Industry.” The hearing would more honestly have been entitled, “Should We Raise Fuel Economy Standards or Do Something Else? –Anything Else!”
San Francisco is the first American city to formally address the challenges of oil depletion. Dennis Brumm and Allyse Heartwell recount how members of SF Oil Awareness envisioned, wrote and presented to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors a Peak Oil resolution, which was passed unanimously in April 2006. They explore next steps: public hearings and plans to create a task force to assess the city's energy vulnerability. Episode 47.
Yes! magazine counters mainstream media by giving us stories of people creating sustainable, just and positive futures. Executive Editor, Sarah Van Gelder discusses healthcare for all, alternatives to prisons, peak oil, living democracy, climate change, working together, and how each of us can begin creating change. Episode 42.
Dr David Hart is Head of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Research at ICEPT, Imperial College, London, UK. In this conversation with Global Public Media correspondent Richard Scrase, Hart discusses his reaction to the recent Energy Review by the United Kingdom government and the role of hydrogen and fuel cells in a post carbon economy.