Innovation and Dinosaurs

This recent article in the Guardian about the lack of energy innovation in the US by George Monbiot is sure to raise more than a few hackles… As if to hammer home the point that the Department of Energy seems to be stuck in a time-warp, and as if to highlight the sad decline of …

Preparedness and Possibiilities

The media madness and hype has whirled around the topics of peak oil and peak energy – there have been the deniers, and apparently any argument that goes against the mainstream business as usual case needs to have it’s fair share of deniers. More power to them, freedom of speech and all that. But what …

Taxes, the Bailouts and Politics

George Monbiot is always a good read to cheer you up… For the first time in my life I resent paying my taxes. Until now I have seen this annual amputation as a civic duty – like giving blood – necessary to sustain the life of a fair society. Suddenly I see it as an …