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Ending Oil Tax Breaks Could Pay for New Jobs—and Some May Be Green

Controversy is brewing over how many green jobs have been created so far—and at what cost

The Climate Post: As Markets Dive, Clean Energy Stocks Hit by “Triple Whammy”

Renewables companies are struggling with producing too much for the demand, problems with government debt, and broader risk aversion among investors

The Climate Post: China Aims to Become Solar Powerhouse With New Subsidies

Many richer countries, meanwhile, have cut back solar subsidies—and more cuts may be on the way

The Climate Post: The World has Passed Peak Oil, says Top Economist

In other news, renewables hit bottlenecks, feed-in tariffs for clean energy get choked by austerity measures, and the “Battle of the Buildings” begins

The Climate Post: The Clean and Dirty of Obama’s Energy Plan

In other news, a Koch Industries-funded project finds that global warming is in fact real, and environmentalist George Monbiot still stands up for nuclear

Resilience links: Waste water, water storage, and cooperatives

Water storage could help during droughts and floods, and ….

“The U.S. political culture has become not just dysfunctional but deeply corrupt.”

—Economist Paul Krugman on the possibility that George W. Bush’s tax cuts for the rich may get renewed

Read: “Resilience and the incredible power of slow change”

a blog post by marketing guru Seth Godin

“The human body has built-in redundancies: two eyes, two kidneys, two lungs. It is good to incorporate that model into everything we create.”

—Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of “The Black Swan”

Read: “Is the global economy a Ponzi scheme?”

We’re using up the planet, “we’re targeting our own children and grandchildren.” Yep—it’s a Ponzi scheme


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »