The Fight for Peak Oil Information

In my quest for information on Peak Oil from the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, another roadblock (no pun intended) has been thrown in front of my adventure. Apparently I need to know the title of the documents I’m requesting under Freedom of Information to get the fee waived – not just a […]

Sandpoint Idaho’s Transition

The New York Times has an excellent (long) article on the closest real Transition Initiative to us here in the Kootenays – Sandpoint Idaho. For the readers who don’t know about the transition movement, the first page has a pretty concise summary about how this started in the UK. But the focus is definitely on […]

The Economy – Is it as bad as it looks?

[ad#200-left]People have argued with me as to the severity of the current economic situation. Browsing the business pages of the New York Times today, it is evident that there is a global scare on right now. This by itself does not suggest that things can’t return to “normal”, but when taken in concert with other […]

Clean Energy in Winter

So the shovelling is getting you down? Thinking about breaking down and getting one of those gas guzzling snow-blowers? Consider the plight of those who are leading the alternative fuel efforts around the northern climates. No one said change was going to be easy, but we should be able to learn things from these issues […]

US Recovery Plans

Image via Wikipedia The New York Times has an excellent rundown of Obama’s Financial Recovery plans… Several hundred billion dollars could go to states and cities to finance public works and subsidize their health and education programs so that local governments do not have to raise taxes and cut essential programs, steps that would be […]

Who Will Look After the Workers?

I’m sure there are lots of stories like this one out there: After Layoffs, Workers Stay at a Factory in Protest – NYTimes.com Scores of workers laid off from a factory here [Chicago] that makes windows and doors have refused to leave, deciding to stage a “peaceful occupation” of the plant around the clock this […]