The New Plymouth area alone has enough energy to last so far into the future that this kind of fear mongering analysis is worthless, to say nothing of the other discovered but untapped on and offshore sources. Jack should be looking at solutions for im...
Schumacher Ireland Summer School Exploring the transition to a sustainable society on the island of Ireland Schumacher College is organising its first Summer School in Ireland from 11th to 15th June 2012, in conjunction with Queen's University Belfast. Feasta members Jonathan Dawson and Peadar Kirby will be among the course teachers. [...]
Philip is a member of Feasta and the Environmental Pillar Economic Working Group. He blogs in Naked Capitalism and is a leading young MMT advocate in Ireland. Here he writes about the danger of inflation where a Job Guarantee in a under developed country stimulates the importation of fancy goods that causes inflation and the devaluation of the floating currency. This could be true for Ireland as we make very little stuff here. [...]
Phoebe Bright from the Feasta Currency Group will be whizzing through her presentation Thoroughly Modern Money – how to design your own currency, at The Arch, Dunmanway, West Cork on Tuesday 10th April 2012 at 8pm as part of Cork Environmental Forum’s Green Drinks. All are welcome.
Wealth taxes and property taxes in Ireland: understanding the tax base by Ronan Lyons The end of the first quarter of 2012 saw not just the usual quarterly reports – such as the Q1 2012 Daft.ie House Price Report discussed elsewhere on the blog – but also the deadline for paying the €100 Household Charge. [...]
Joanna Santa Barbara writes about Atamai Village, in New Zealand: a new community that attempts to respond intelligently to the need to mitigate climate change and adapt to low or zero fossil fuel use, the constraints of sea-level rise over the next century, the need to step outside, as much as possible, the mainstream financial system and the importance of a local steady-state economy within the biophysical limits of the region. From Fleeing Vesuvius.