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Technorati Tags: Heinberg, peak oil, ecological economics American journalist Richard Heinberg is one of the most prolific writers of the peak oil community. His books The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003), Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World (2004), and The Oil Depletion Protocol (2006) have become real classics… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

I was moderating a debate on road transport in Brussels this week and mentioned in my conclusions that future transport policies should take into consideration potential higher oil prices because of the oil demand/supply crunch to be expected in the future (see also the recent IEA report on which I wrote a blog post earlier… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

“Past lessons, future challenges” is the overall title of this year’s Green Week organised from 12 to 15 June in Brussels and was also the topic of the first high-level opening session this morning. Commission President Barroso started the session with a remarkably optimistic evaluation of the recent G8-meeting and a positive picture of EU… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Five stars for Eurostar as it announced its “Tread Lightly” campaign on Friday 1 June. The European train company will cut emissions from its operations by 25% by 2012. It also presented a 10-point green plan to accompany its energy savings initiative. Can Ryanair and Virgin Express do better? EU environment ministers had an informal… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

France’s lost chance

With the first round of the French presidential elections coming up on 22 April, the Economist this weekend features a lead article anointing Nicolas Sarkozy as France’s great hope for reform. Unfortunately, the Economist’s definition of reforms (“to get the economy growing faster”) lacks any awareness of the real challenge our “spaceship Earth” faces: to… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer