Category Archives: Peak Oil

Electric World?

Plugged In Fleets Initiative An Energy Saving Trust strategic research report, the plugged-in fleets initiative, considers the benefits of electric vehicle fleets to business. There is a financial as well as environmental benefit to running fleets of electric vehicles, but … Continue reading

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Community Interests Grow

Community Shops Buck The Economic Trends A report by the Plunkett Foundation has found recent growth in community shops. They are increasing in numbers and popularity. Recent figures suggest that they are bucking the economic trend and becoming more popular. … Continue reading

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2012: Make this a truly sustainable year

Cost of Default An interesting article on the cost to Canada of not being in the Kyoto protocol. According to Cambridge University’s Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (see this link) the cost to Canada could have been a small … Continue reading

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October Update

Air South West: End of an Era Linked with the demise of Plymouth airport, Air South West have also recently ceased serving the South West. They had been a key operator from Plymouth airport but they had transferred flights to … Continue reading

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July Update

60 Magnificent Years In 1951 Tom Rolt and other dedicated enthusiasts started a world first: a preserved railway. The line they saved was the Talyllyn Railway in Wales and the date of re-opening was in May 1951, making this year … Continue reading

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Entering a Dangerous Zone

The International Energy Authority described the oil price as “entering a dangerous zone” back in January. This was a reference to the price of a barrel of oil being likely to exceed $100 (Investors Chronicle 07/01/2011). The recent unrest in … Continue reading

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Ticking Transition Culture

Just been to an inspiring talk by transition town founder, Rob Hopkins. In his talk, entitled What Makes Transition Tick?, he covered a whole host of projects from all over the world and gave an excellent introduction to the transition … Continue reading

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