Local Dollars, Local Sense

In response to the magnitude of the energy, environmental and economical crisis that strike the United States, the Post Carbon Institute has recently undertaken the production of a series of community resilience guides.

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Post-Fukushima Food Resilience

Only 39% of calories consumed by the Japanese come from local production, the remaining 61% are imported, often from far away.Japan has one of the world’s lowest levels of food self-sufficiency.

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Dennis Meadows Forty years after “The Limits to Growth”

To mark the 40th anniversary of the Club of Rome’s report , Dennis Meadows discussed the challenges of forging ahead into a sustainable future at “Perspectives on Limits to Growth: Challenges to Building a Sustainable Planet”, a conference hosted by the Smithsonian Institution and the Club of Rome, the global think tank that sponsored the original report. (more…)

Europe facing Peak Oil

Benoît Thévard, an energy engineer member of the Momentum Institute, published a study entitled ” Europe facing Peak Oil”. (more…)