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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

The US House of Representatives adopted new legislation to strengthen the chemical industry’s efforts to produce more environmentally-friendly chemicals. The “Green Chemistry Research and Development Act” will encourage and finance sustainable chemistry research, development, technology transfer and education. More on this can be found on the BioPact blog. WorldChanging had an impressive background article on… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

Heavy flak for the EU’s plans to include the aviation sector into its carbon emissions trading scheme by 2011. The proposed policies will do very little to tackle the climate change challenge of growing aviation, says a new report by the renowned Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. Friends of the Earth UK (which commissioned the Tyndall… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

It is interesting but also confusing to see how the media have covered the outcome of the Vienna meeting on climate change policies after 2012. “Agreement Reached on Greenhouse Gas Curb” is the title of the Associated Press, whereas the Washington Post headline reads “U.N. Climate Talks End in Cloud of Discord“. The UK’s Telegraph,… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer