01 Feb 2008
| View all related to local economy | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | Relocalization
Jason Bradford and Brian Weller, co-founders of Willits Economic LocaLization (WELL), discuss their group's approach to educating and enrolling their townsfolk about declining oil and the imperative to reduce dependencies on imported energy, food, and other goods. They view their group as a mid-WIFE: a Watchdog, Incubator, Facilitator and Educator. They're pioneering "rediscovering where we live--and it's exciting." Episode 94.
28 Jan 2008 | View all related to economics | Oil | Peak OilView all related to David Strahan | Paul Horsnell
The real value of oil is "way, way, way above $80" according to a leading analyst. Paul Horsnell, head of commodities research for Barclays Capital, says it is hard to see the price falling below $80, even allowing for a lot of pessimism about the economy, and that the long run price is likely to be in triple digits – but not because of resource constraints. At least not immediately.
03 Jan 2008 | View all related to addiction | economics | evolution | Peak Oil | psychology | Reality Report | Resource DepletionView all related to Jason Bradford | Nate Hagens
Nate Hagens returns to discuss evolution, addiction and economic demand; or, how our brains trick us to want more than we need. Nate is a former Wall Street investments manager and has an MBA from University of Chicago. He is completing his doctoral studies at the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. Nate is also an editor for The Oil Drum, an online source for news, analysis and discussions about energy and our future. Jason Bradford hosts The Reality Report, broadcast on KZYX&Z in Mendocino County, CA.
20 Dec 2007 | View all related to Oil | Peak OilView all related to David Strahan
Reserves growth in existing oilfields is largely illusory and will not put off the date of peak oil, according to BP’s former Chief Petroleum Engineer. Speaking at an investment conference organized by 13D Research in New York, Jeremy Gilbert argued that although reserves growth has added twice as much oil to reserves than has discovery over the past 25 years, this apparently reassuring historical trend is no guarantee of the future.
16 Dec 2007 | View all related to economics | Oil | Peak OilView all related to Henry Groppe | David Strahan
When the oil price soared to over $99 per barrel earlier this year, the cause was not surging demand, nor speculation, nor even impending peak oil, but a forecasting error by the International Energy Agency. That's according to a presentation by veteran analyst Henry Groppe, one of the most independent thinkers in the oil patch, at an investment conference organized by 13D Research in New York last week. NEW: A transcript of this interview is now available.
03 Dec 2007 View all related to Food Security | Local Food | Museletter | Oil | Peak Oil | Relocalization | Resource DepletionView all related to Richard Heinberg
Our global food system faces a crisis of unprecedented scope. This crisis, which threatens to imperil the lives of hundreds of millions and possibly billions of human beings, consists of four simultaneously colliding dilemmas, all arising from our relatively recent pattern of dependence on depleting fossil fuels.
03 Dec 2007
| View all related to cohousing | ecovillage | intentional community | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil
Communities Magazine editor Diana Leafe Christian concisely spells out what the successful 10% of intentional communities do: common vision and purpose, fair participatory decision-making, clear agreements in writing, good balance of right and left-brain knowledge, methods of staying accountable to agreements, criteria for new members, good communication and processing skills. She also discusses peak oil effects on the wider community. Episode 83.
28 Nov 2007
| View all related to Climate Change | Energy | Peak Moment Television | Peak Oil | petrocollapse
Former energy analyst Jan Lundberg opens by singing "Have A Global Warming Day" and closes with "The Depaver's Song." In between is an unabashed look at climate distortion, peak oil, and declining ecosystems, all bringing a necessary collapse of our "pigging out" economy. He envisions a future with radically curtailed energy use, and people coming together groping for local solutions. Episode 81.