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What happened when Degrowth was discussed in the Catalan Parliament?

Introduction from SSM.

We recently carried a translation of an interview with Sergi Saladié who introduced a debate on degrowth into the Catalan parliament.  Catalonia is very much in the news at the moment with the referendum held by the governing coalition and the violent repression by the Spanish State.  3,783 more words

Economics

Energy update

A few articles that caught my interest over the last months on energy issues:

  • Another new field with one and half or two billion barrels of oil that not even the energy wizards were sure was there – Oh yeah, what Peak Oil?
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Energy

Noticias petroleras de septiembre

Noticias de Septiembre. Por fin ha llegado el momento de la revancha para el estado y la industria. Hasta hace no mucho, las comunidades indígenas y campesinas y los municipios tenían la iniciativa gracias al éxito de las consultas contra la minería y la exploración de hidrocarburos. 754 more words

Peak Oil

Decrecentristes

Este es un típico comentario de cualquier foro, grupo o debate donde haya más de dos personas que están muy con la idea del decrecimiento. 892 more words

Peak Oil

Massey Bridge & Surrey Environmental Awards?

In truly one of the most bizarre events south of the Fraser River, the  Mayor  of the Corporation of Delta was invited to speak to the Surrey Board of Trade as part of their 2017 Surrey Environment and Business Awards. 295 more words

Infrastructure

SPECIAL REPORT: Alternative Energy

As technology progresses, scientists are continuously finding new ways to power our global civilization. As nations around the world race to be the first in alternative energy, third world countries like the United States remain obstinate against cleaner, cheaper fuel. 535 more words

Special Reports

Peak Sand

An interesting video here from the Economist regarding a growing resource scarcity problem, that of a shortage of sand.

Sand is crucial for building projects, notably the production of concrete. 537 more words

Climate Change