Jack Santa Barbara writes in Fleeing Vesuvius that while New Zealand will inevitably make a transition to a steady-state economy, the onset of energy descent — having less and less energy to use with each passing decade — will push it to do so sooner rather than later. So the critical question is whether the transition to a steady-state economy will be by design or disaster.
Jan 11, 2012 Comments Off on Will New Zealand be the first developed country to evolve a steady-state economy?
blog post on her reaction to a consultation at a recent energy coneference on “Energy Projects – Community and Stakeholder Engagement”. It’s encouraging to read how a bit of frank talk can actually lead to more openness to collaboration from all sides.
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Michael Layden and Emer O'Siochru had a discussion about the Irish Department of Agriculture's recent document "Food Harvest 2020" - described by Michael as 'surreal' - which you can read here.
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Richard Douthwaite, co-founder of Feasta and much-loved colleague and friend, died on November 14th 2011 after a long illness. We will miss his unique and far-ranging intellect, the clarity of his thought and writing, his warmth and his laughter. Tributes to him have come in from around the world and you can read them here.