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The Global Community has had work on energy aspects and issues ever since 1985. A short list of our previous work on energy aspects and issues. A short list of our previous work on energy aspects and issues is shown here

For more recent work on energy aspects and issues read the following table.

 Month/year  Theme and Author  Read contents
 June 28, 2007   Greenpeace opens tar sands campaign, by Greenpeace Canada, Edmonton, Canada ó Greenpeace has taken a dramatic step to expand its climate and energy campaign by opening an office in Edmonton to oppose tar sands in Alberta.   Read Greenpeace opens tar sands campaign
 June 15, 2007   A World Without Oil, by Daniel Howden The Independent , published in Countercurrents.org, Scientists have criticised a major review of the world's remaining oil reserves, warning that the end of oil is coming sooner than governments and oil companies are prepared to admit   Read A World Without Oil
 June 9, 2007  Iraqi Oil Workers' Union Founder: U.S.-Backed Oil Law Is Robbery The proposed oil law facing the Iraqi cabinet would allow Western oil companies to take about 50% of all production as their share, an obvious robbery of the Iraqi oil, says oil workers union heavy. by Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, Rights and Liberties   Read Iraqi Oil Workers' Union Founder: U.S.-Backed Oil Law Is Robbery
 May 14, 2007   The Hidden War For Oil , by Carl Bloice , Countercurrents.org The US bombing of Somalia took place while the World Social Forum was underway in Kenya, three days before a large anti-war action in Washington on 27 January 2007. Carl Bloice elucidates the failure or unwillingness of the Western media to accurately report the invasion and occupation of Somalia by a US backed Ethiopian government. He asserts that behind the US-Ethiopian political alliance lies a strategic move to secure positioning in this oil region.   Read The Hidden War For Oil
 June 6, 2007   Resource Wars: Can We Survive Them? , by Stephen Lendman , lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net Countercurrents.org This article addresses reckless living unmindful of the consequences. It's about endless wars and resources they're waged for. It's about gaining control of what we can't do without, but must learn to, or we'll risk losing far more, including the planet's ability to sustain life. If we reach that point, it won't matter except to resilient beetles and bacteria free at last from us. Instead of being an asset, superior human intelligence has us on the brink of our own self-destruction.   Read Resource Wars: Can We Survive Them?
 May 8, 2007  Hard to Deny: Iraq Is All About the Oil How the U.S. is working to secure Iraq's oil -- one of the most important sources of petrochemical energy on the planet -- and how the Iraqis are resisting, by Michael Schwartz, http://www.alternet.org/authors/6691/, Tomdispatch.com published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, EnviroHealth   Read Hard to Deny: Iraq Is All About the Oil
 April 10, 2007   Peak Soil: Why cellulosic ethanol, biofuels are unsustainable and a threat to America. There are many serious problems with biofuels, especially on a massive scale, and it appears from this report that they cannot be surmounted. So let the truth of Alice Friedemannís meticulous and incisive diligence wash over you and rid you of any confusion or false hopes. The absurdity and destructiveness of large scale biofuels are a chance for people to eventually even reject the internal combustion engine and energy waste in general. One can also hazard from this report that bioplastics, as well, cannot make it in a big way. by Alice Friedemann, with Culture Change. Culture Change was founded by Sustainable Energy Institute. The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.   Read Peak Soil: Why cellulosic ethanol, biofuels are unsustainable and a threat to America
 March 11, 2007   A Predator Becomes More Dangerous When Wounded, by Noam Chomsky, with The Guardian, and published in Countercurrents.org For the US, the primary issue in the Middle East has been, and remains, effective control of its unparalleled energy resources. A US attack on Iran would effectively launch WWIII. The US invasion of Iraq virtually instructed Iran to develop a nuclear deterrent. The message was that the US attacks at will, as long as the target is defenceless. Then again, a predator becomes even more dangerous, and less predictable, when wounded. In desperation to salvage something, the Bush administration might risk even greater disasters. It has created an unimaginable catastrophe in Iraq. It has been unable to establish a reliable client state within, and cannot withdraw without facing the possible loss of control of the Middle East's energy resources.   Read A Predator Becomes More Dangerous When Wounded
 March 3, 2007  The New, Green Face of Wall Street How a leading utility company went from environmental enemy to savior in one week and changed the financial world -- for the greener, by Tara Lohan, http://www.alternet.org/authors/8104/, published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, EnviroHealth We can meet our energy needs more quickly, more cheaply, and more cleanly through investments in wind and solar power and energy efficiency. We are counting on Wall Street to step up to the plate and start funding the future.   Read The New, Green Face of Wall Street
 February 17, 2007  Global Warming: It's About Energy Global warming is an energy problem, and we cannot have both an increase in conventional fossil fuel use and a habitable planet. Yet the United States is projected to consume 35 percent more oil, coal, and gas combined in 2030 than in 2004. , by Michael T. Klare, Foreign Policy in Focus, published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, EnviroHealth We must devise a future energy path that will meet our basic (not profligate) energy needs and also rescue the climate while there's still time. The technology to do so is potentially available to us, but only if we make the decision to develop it swiftly and on a very large scale.   Read Global Warming: It's About Energ
 February 12, 2007  Tackling Climate Change in the U.S. Potential U.S. Carbon Emissions Reductions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency by 2030 Energy efficiency measures can prevent our carbon emissions from growing over the next 23 years, even as our economy grows. The six renewable technologies have the potential to make the kind of deep cuts needed in our carbon emissions. Of the total carbon reductions possible, 57% are due to energy efficiency and 43% are from renewables. , by Charles F. Kutscher, Editor American Solar Energy Society   Read Tackling Climate Change in the U.S.
 February 12, 2007  Renewables Can Turn the Tide on Global Warming There is no "silver bullet" solution to our energy crisis. But a new study shows that the right combination of renewables may be our best bet. , by Kelpie Wilson, TruthOut.org/, published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, EnviroHealth   Read Renewables Can Turn the Tide on Global Warming
 February 5, 2007  Who's Funding Global Warming? Find out which banks are part of the problem, and which are part of the solution, in the fight against global climate change. , by Tara Lohan, http://www.alternet.org/authors/8104/, published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message, EnviroHealth   Read Who's Funding Global Warming?
 January 21, 2007   Clean Coal, Forest Biofuel and Other Fairy Tales, by Dr. Glen Barry , Earth Meanders and Ecological Internet (EI) Insightful original Earth essays placing environmental sustainability within the context of other contemporary issues including peace and freedom.   Read Clean Coal, Forest Biofuel and Other Fairy Tales
 January 24, 2007   U.S.-Tailored Iraqi Oil Alarm For Producers, Consumers , by Nicola Nasser with The Independent, published in Countercurrents.org   Read U.S.-Tailored Iraqi Oil Alarm For Producers, Consumers
 January 12, 2007   Iraqi Regime Set To Hand Over Oil Reserves To US Energy Giants, by Jerry White , with World Socialist Web published in Countercurrents.org   Read Iraqi Regime Set To Hand Over Oil Reserves To US Energy Giants
 January 7, 2007   Future Of Iraq: The spoils Of War , by Danny Fortson, Andrew Murray-Watson and Tim Webb, all with The Independent , published in Countercurrents.org   Read Future Of Iraq: The spoils Of War
 January 7, 2007   Western Oil Companies a Step Away from Iraq's 'Prize' , by Andrew Murray-Watson and Danny Fortson and Tim Webb, The Independent UK, published in AlterNet: The Mix is the Message   Read Western Oil Companies a Step Away from Iraq's 'Prize'
 November 29, 2006   Tipping point: energy - When and why it was reached, and what to do about it, by Jan Lundberg, Culture Change Culture Change was founded by Sustainable Energy Institute (formerly Fossil Fuels Policy Action), a nonprofit organization Letter #145, November 27-29, 2006  Read Tipping point: energy - When and why it was reached, and what to do about it
 December 4, 2006   Fill 'er Up: A Grist special series on biofuels, by Grist Magazine, Environmental News and Commentary   Read Fill 'er Up: A Grist special series on biofuels
 December 5, 2006   2006 National Green Power Award Winners Announced , by USA Department of Energy, Starbucks, Whole Foods Market, Staples, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Aspen Skiing Company Among Award Recipients   Read 2006 National Green Power Award Winners Announced











 

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