World Energy Outlook
Future Energy Use
Irish economists' attitudes to sustainability
A Feasta survey finds that our sample's views fall into two distinct camps.
PROFESSOR HERMAN DALY
The Feasta lecture, 1999:
The complete transcript of Professor Herman Daly's talk 'Uneconomic Growth: In Theory and in Fact' in which he explains how economic growth can, in fact, be uneconomic because it can destroy more wealth than it creates.
Five policy recommendations for a sustainable economy
The irrationality of homo œkonomicus
DR DAVID KORTEN
The Feasta lecture, 2000
The complete transcript of Dr David Korten's talk 'The Civilising of Global Society' in which he sets out why he thinks that public attitudes are changing for the better, particularly in the United States.
Rights of money versus rights of living persons
Life after capitalism
Sharing the value of common resources through taxation and public expenditure
James Robertson argues that radical changes in the taxation system and the introduction of a citizen's income would help the move towards sustainability.
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WORLD ENERGY OUTLOOK
The imminent peak of global oil production
Colin Campbell presents evidence for his belief that humanity has already burned around half of its total endowment of oil. The result, he says, is that from now on, our most convenient form of energy will become increasingly scrace and expensive.
Panel: Oil Scarcity No Problem, says CIA
David Fleming asks why governments have failed to plan for the looming oil shortage and the massive changes to the structure of the economy and society it will bring..
Bye-bye Irish energy pie
Kevin Healion examines Ireland's current energy consumption pattern and concludes that it will have to change radically in the next few years. Unfortunately, he says, government policies have almost completely failed to take this into account.
Outdated thinking slows Ireland's progress towards energy sustainability
Michael Layden says that the Irish policy is stuck in the 1980s when oil shortages and global warming weren't seen as problems and the only thing that mattered was price. Not only is Ireland less sustainable as a result, but commercial opportunities are being missed.
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FUTURE ENERGY USE
Making Western agriculture more sustainable
Folke Günther assesses the sustainability of European agriculture and outlines the changes that will be required not only to make it less dependent on fossil fuels but also to conserve phosphates, which will become much more expensive in real terms as energy prices climb.
Designing an economy with
Lothar Mayer tries to establish the desigh principles of an economy with built-in sustainability. The money supply has to be linked to energy use, he says, and this could be achieved by monetarising carbon dioxide emissions rights.
Panel: Carbon Dioxide Rationing Proposals Already Well Worked Out
Panel: How The CO2 Economy Would Work In Practice
What next for slowing climate change?
Aubrey Meyer A group within Feasta used the opportunity presented by a conference in Holland to draw up plans for a radical restructuring of the world's monetary systems. They incorporate a carbon dioxide emissions backed currency.
Panel: World Climate Liable To Sudden, Rapid Change
Panel: Proposed World Currency System
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Misleading us or
Malcolm Slesser reviews Natural Capitalism by Paul Hawken, Amory B Lovins and L.Hunter Lovins
Panel: Amory Lovins In His Own Words
Three tiger sightings, but its stripes are in dispute
Peadar Kirdy reviews The Making of the Celtic Tiger: The Inside Story of Ireland's Boom Economy by
Ray Mac Sharry and Padraic White, The Celtic Tiger: Ireland's Continuing Economic Miracle by
Paul Sweeney, and Inside the Celtic Tiger: The Irish Economy and the Asian Model by
...and sparing the workers too
Rosheen Callender reviews Sharing The Work, Sparing The Planet by Anders Hayden
Panel: Anders Hayden In His Own Words
Can democracy deliver?
John Bruton reviews The Local Politics Of Global Sustainability by Thomas Prugh, Robert Constanza and Herman Daly
Building the new Jerusalem
Ciarán Cuffe reviews London Pathways To The Future - Thinking Differently by John Jopling
Making money, yet growing poor
David O'Kelly reviews The Post-Corporate World - Life After Capitalism by David Korten
Restraining the four horsemen
Frances Hutchinson reviews The Lugano Report: On Preserving Capitalism In The Twenty-First Century by Susan George
Here's hoping the corporate reformers will be left behind
Nadia Johanisova reviews Vanishing Borders by Hilary French
What happens when the wells run dry?
James Bruges reviews Cadillac Desert by Mark Reisner
A small book that packs a big punch
Mary-Lou O'Kennedy reviews The Little Earth Book by James Bruges
Modern money, debt slavery and destructive economics
Joseph Glynn reviews The Grip Of Death by Michael Rowbotham
Different monies bring different results
Lothar Lüken reviews The Ecology Of Money by Richard Douthwaite
An intriguing suggestion...but would it work?
David Cronin reviews Creating New Money: a Monetary Reform for the Information Age by Joseph Huber and James Robertson
From individualistic to social economics
Ben Whelan reviews Economics For The Common Good by Mark A. Lutz
The world according to George Soros
David Korten reviews Open Society: Reforming Global Capitalism by George Soros
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