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‘It’s time’ for a Green New Deal – an answer to climate change, peak oil and the financial crisis

November 19th, 2008 · 2 Comments

It’s estimated governments have collectively found about $5 trillion to rescue banks and galvanize economies. Now the Head of the United Nations Environment Program and the leaders of some European countries are saying the time is right for the world to invest substantially in renewable energy. They’re calling for a “Green New Deal” to tackle […]

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Tags: Business · Climate change · Energy · Peak oil · Podcasts

The car lobby lobs back – on peak oil and the Fuelwatch ad

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The car lobby is given the right of reply in this podcast. I speak with Alan Evans, President of the NRMA, Australia’s largest motoring body. He says the GetUp organisation need to get real. To build public transport to all parts of Sydney and into the country is simply not going to happen. That people […]

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Tags: Consumerism · Peak oil · Podcasts · Transport · Urban planning

FuelWatch ad: the future is f***ing expensive

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This commercial takes the p**s out of the government’s FuelWatch scheme. Made by GetUp to make the point that we need long term planning for a sustainable transport system. Watch the FuelWatch commercial.

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Tags: Ads · Business · Consumerism · Editor's pick · Peak oil · Podcasts · Politics · Transport · Urban planning

Is peak oil more urgent than climate change?

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In this interview I speak with Bruce Robinson, Convenor of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil. (ASPO is a leading international group of concerned scientists on the issue.) Bruce says governments should be informing people and preparing our economies now for peak oil, the inevitable declining rate of oil production. Listen to […]

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Tags: Energy · Peak oil · Podcasts · Transport

Peak oil: the world’s looming oil crisis

July 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

In case you hadnt noticed, the price of oil is on the march. And there’s analysts saying we’ll look back at 2008 in the years to come and think we were lucky. That petrol was cheap. So what is happening with oil? There’s no doubt the world’s demand for oil is increasing in a big […]

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Tags: Energy · Peak oil · Podcasts · Transport

Back to the backyard: the permaculture answer to peak oil

March 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Permaculture is real counter-culture. Thats what I thought after attending the Australian Permaculture Convergence last weekend. It combines traditional farming techniques and thinking about nature with modern technology to enable people to live differently to how most of us live. To live in a truly sustainable way. In this interview, I tracked down David Holmgren, […]

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Tags: Agriculture · Peak oil · Podcasts · Urban farming