IEA says World Crude Oil Production Peaked in 2006

Celsias

According to the IEA the crude oil production in the world has already peaked in 2006. Australia's Broadcasting Corporation's Catalyst program had a peek at Peak Oil and made some fairly stark discoveries. Existing fields are declining sharply. Worse, we need to find the equivalent of four new Saudi Arabias ! Let me repeat that 4 new Saudi Arabias needed somewhere , anywhere !

Another successful conference presentation (i.e., I didn't poop my pants) #IIFET2016

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Who Killed the Electric Car (2006)

The Green Changemakers

And destroyed the US auto industry in the process? See the Film for Free Here! link] Link: [link] "In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline.Ten years later, these cars were destroyed." imdb.com Part 1: Part 2: Tags: Technology Documentary Energy

Review of 2006

Eco_Living

The year ended with the market research group Mintel publishing a report saying: "2006 has proved to be a tipping point for the eco-warrior, as environmental issues and greener lifestyles have gone mainstream," So what has triggered this sea change? If you've come here to avoid all those lazy 'review of the year' articles in the dead tree press then you've come to the wrong place!

Why we should Practice Effectiveness First, Efficiency Second.

Elephant Journal

On April 6th, 2006 my father passed away from cancer. Although I had been emotionally prepping for this doomsday, I still. Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) advice core vision effectiveness efficiency goals health

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A presidential candidate that doesn't make me even a little uncomfortable

Environmental Economics

He also served as Senior Economist for Energy and Environment on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers during 2005–2006. Richard G. Newell named next president of RFF: Resources for the Future (RFF) today announced the appointment of Richard G. Newell of Duke University as its next president. He will succeed current RFF president and former US congressman Phil Sharp, who will retire at the end of June after 11 years at RFF’s helm. Dr. Newell’s term begins on September 1, 2016.

What is the National Bird of Aruba?

10,000 Birds

Burrowing Owls also gained greater recognition after a 2006 film, “ Hoot ,” was released. Many of us picture owls in the sky, silently soaring, or perched atop tree branches or light poles as they sleep or keep an eye out for prey. However, on my first trip to Aruba I scanned the ground for a very special type of small owl, known for its terrestrial antics. The Aruban Burrowing Owl hunts primarily from the ground, hopping and running after lizards, insects, and small mammals.

Join Cyclists Nationwide in the Panjshir Bike Tour this Saturday

Wend Magazine

Galpin founded M2M in Colorado in 2006 when she became a mother and started thinking of her own daughter’s growth and future. Between 2006 and 2010, she traveled frequently to Afghanistan to train and encourage women on how to cultivate stronger communities and build the next generation. Click here to view the embedded video.

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Honduras?Land of Love & Peace? ~ Richard Phares | elephant.

Elephant Journal

Since the rule of Mel Zelaya , who became president of Honduras on January 27 2006, the number of senseless gruesome killings has multiplied. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter.

Green Home Improvement - Insulation pt 2

Eco_Living

If you live in an old house like us, it's really worth having a poke about the nooks and crannies. Having topped up insulation in our main attic, I had a look in the space above a small offshoot at the back of our house.

A (laundry) load of (eco)balls

Eco_Living

I bought this set of eco-balls months ago, but it took a while to build up enough courage to try them. The idea is to put all three in your washing machine instead of washing powder.

Green Home Improvement - Paints

Eco_Living

We used the multi-award winning Ecos paints. They may not be the most eco-friendly paints on the market as they contain non-organic materials like titanium dioxide, but they are excellent. Pros: - NO solvents (VOCs) which cause local air pollution and health problems. - No toxic materials.

Earthships Vid

Eco_Living

If you want to learn more about the Earthship , check out this video. It cuts off rather suddenly, but the second part can be seen here. Apologies for the spacey muzak

Winter is coming.

Eco_Living

sometime soon. I don't think I've ever seen leaves on the trees in mid-November before, but I assume the temperatures will drop in the coming days.

Green Home Improvement - Insulation

Eco_Living

My consignment of Thermafleece insulation arrived on Friday, so I've spent the weekend topping up the existing rockwool insulation with 100mm of waste sheep's wool.

The igmony of being slated by British Gas!

Eco_Living

I got a card with my British Gas bill offering a free energy review based on answers to a number of multiple choice questions, so I thought I'd give it a punt. I got my report back this weekend and they absolutely crucified me - an E on a rating of A to G.

Ali G(reen)

Eco_Living

As Borat offends half the world in his new film, I thought you might enjoy this clip of his long-lost brother from Staines discussing environmental issues

Earthship Ahoy!

Eco_Living

This summer I visited the Brighton Earthship , one of the most sustainable forms of housing being designed to be completely "off grid" in terms of energy, water supply and sewerage.

Green Home Improvement Tip No.4

Eco_Living

Windows & Doors When we bought our house, it was completely single glazed and leaked heat like nobody's business. We replaced all our windows with slow-grown softwood triple glazed units and put in a new, matching front door.

The Art of Climate Change

Eco_Living

In a recent e-mail from Creative Concern I saw this image from the anti-consumerist magazine Adbusters. This made me think about the amount of recent art inspired by climate change, and how powerful art can be at getting a message across.

A Nation of Energy Wasters

Eco_Living

The UK has come bottom of a survey of the energy saving habits of European consumers - see the BBC coverage here.

New Toys for the Eco-Boy

Eco_Living

Yesterday I got two new toys in the post from the Centre for Alternative Technology. The first measures the current, voltage or wattage drawn by any device with a plug and costs £28.

Strike a Light

Eco_Living

Today I was at a Carbon Trust training session on energy management. It was fairly heavy stuff on power factor correction and other dark arts, but to lighten the load the trainer did a quick demo of domestic lighting.

Review: Sam Smith's Organic Ale & Lager

Eco_Living

As I'm trying to wean myself off my addiction to New World wines (goodbye Stellenbosch, farewell Napa Valley) I thought I'd try these two beers brewed not too far away in Tadcaster, Yorkshire.

Green Home Improvement Tip No.3

Eco_Living

Use materials with a high recycled content. The building industry consumes 90% of the UK's non-energy related minerals - using 420 million tonnes every year and creating 150 million tonnes of waste. Using materials with a high recycled content is one way of reducing this impact.

Biodiesel: The answer to transport emissions?

Eco_Living

Biodiesel is diesel fuel made from vegetable oils rather than crude oil. The diesel engine was originally designed to take raw vegetable oil, but modern diesel engines require the oil to be reacted with methanol to form an ester.

Hot-Desking Dehumanizes Work Place

The Alien Next Door

The "Doc" Hot desking on "Doc Zone" In my 2006 science fiction short story Virtually Yours , Kathryn works, drone-like and faceless, in a corporation where workers like her typically find random virtual workstations and access virtual support and form virtual relationships.

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Feeling smug.

Eco_Living

cos we holidayed in the UK this year - for once - and it was fantastic. Have you noticed that eco-aware people usually also have an addiction to long haul flights

Green Home Improvement Tip No.2

Eco_Living

Use Recycled Materials When we rebuilt our porch (a horrendous 70's mess which was falling over), we bought some lovely reclaimed brick from a salvage yard. They were four times as expensive as standard brick, but only a bit more expensive than 'aged' new bricks, and they look much nicer than either.

Celebrating Five Years of Ecorazzi (ebook)

Eccorazzi

Ecorazzi started on a whim in August 2006. We’ve still got a few more months of being 5 years old. Here’s a little something we put together to celebrate our Read More. Entertainment Internet News Top News

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Zaha Hadid’s Immense Galaxy SOHO Complex Takes LEED Silver

Green Prophet

LEED “consists of a suite of rating systems for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, homes and neighborhoods,” according to a USGBC definition, that was developed between 1995 and 2006. We’ve learned a lot since 2006.

Did You Have A Green Christmas?

Eco_Living

On reflection, mine wasn't bad from an eco-living point of view (much better than the telly anyway). - We had an almost totally organic and local Christmas dinner, with the turkey coming from a farm 25 miles away, the veg from our organic box scheme and the goodies from our local organic shop. All absolutely delicious (apart from the sprouts needless to say). -

The grass is greener on the eco-friendly side of the fence

Eco_Living

The Energy Savings Trust have reported that eco-friendly Britons are more likely to experience a general sense of happiness and wellbeing, according to research from Imperial College London. This chimes with my not-scientifically-proven-but-strongly-held-anyway belief that eco-living is fun and not the hair-shirt-fret-a-minute it is often made out to be in sections of the media.

Eco-products: What makes a product green?

Eco_Living

Do you ever find yourself wondering whether a product is 'green' or not? Do you ever think you're being conned by 'green wash'? Fear not, here's a very simple guide, or the start of one anyway. Basically there are two different ways a product can be green: 1. It requires/uses less stuff*. Examples: energy efficient light bulbs, hybrid cars, lightweight packaging etc. It is made of/uses 'better' stuff.

Revenge of the SUV

Eco_Living

You'd think they could read - not long after I posted my ' death of the SUV ' blog, a Landrover Discovery wrote off my push bike and left me somewhat battered and bruised on the tarmac. This could get personal

Hastings: Puppet or Muppet?

Eco_Living

I've been passed some background information (thanks David!) on the "Renewable Energy Foundation" whose 'independent' report Max Hastings quoted in the Guardian yesterday: "According to the Guardian (July 15th 2004), REF is backed by anonymous wealthy individuals and hopes to gather the 80 or so groups opposing wind farms around the country " Independent? You really have to be careful what you believe, don't you?

Personal Carbon Trading

Eco_Living

Here in the UK, the Government has just published a 41 page report on personal carbon trading. This is the idea that everyone gets a carbon allowance and if you produce more carbon than that, then you have to buy credits off someone who hasn't. Your credits would probably be stored on a card which you would use to pay your fuel bills. I was going to comment on the idea, but the authors note that the debate so far has been based on gut instinct which in turn is based on untested assumptions!

S(h)UV off!

Eco_Living

More good news. According to The Times , The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders have announced that "sales of new 4x4s fell by more than 15 per cent last month compared with November 2005, and have fallen in every month this year except March. Sales in the year to date are down 6 per cent compared with growth of 4 per cent last year. By contrast, sales of small cars and people carriers are up significantly."

Carbon Offsetting: The Case for the Defence

Eco_Living

This is the second part of a piece on carbon offsetting - read the case for the prosecution here. In terms of carbon offsetting deflecting from the real problem, the very act of measuring your own carbon footprint can be an eye-opening experience, adding to, rather than buying off your guilt. My initial reaction to the results is always to wonder how to reduce the excesses of my lifestyle.

Green Driving

Eco_Living

As the Guardian reports that the Chancellor is considering higher taxes for the most polluting cars , readers may be interested in these two sites: 1. Green Future's review of green cars (hat tip to eco-worrier ). Although I dispute the idea that the Saab featured is the only vehicle that will run on biodiesel - see the blurb on my Golf. Vicenze's video reviews of the same