Here is an overview of available resources taken from Transition Culture, Powerswitch, and other open resources:
Top 5 Essential Peak Oil Books…
Heinberg, R. (2003) The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies. New Society Publishers.
Bates, A. (2006) The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times. New Society Publishers.
Mobbs, P. (2005) Energy Beyond Oil. Leicester, Matador Books.
Simmonds, M.R. (2005) Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy. New Jersey, Wiley.
Hartmann, T. (1999) The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: waking up to personal and global transformation. London, Hodder & Stoughton.
Bakhtiari, A.M.S. (2004) World Oil Production capacity Model Suggests Peak by 2006-07. Oil and Gas Journal. 102(16), April 26th 2004.
Bentley, R.W. (2002) Global oil & gas depletion: an overview Energy Policy 30, pp 189205.
Brown, L.R. (2006a) Plan B. 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. London, W.W. Norton & Co Ltd.
Campbell, C.J. (2005a) Oil Crisis. Brentwood, Multi-Science Publishing Co. Ltd.
Campbell, C.J. and Laherrere, J. (1998). The End of Cheap Oil. Scientific American, Vol. 278, No. 3. pp. 78-83.
Chomat, P. (2004) Oil Addiction the world in peril. Florida, Universal Publishing.
Deffeyes, K.S. (2001) Hubbert’s Peak: The Impending World Oil Shortage. Princeton University Press.
Deffeyes, K.S. (2005) Beyond Oil : The View from Hubbert’s Peak. New York, Hill and Wang.
Fenderson, A. (2004) Peak Oil and Permaculture: David Holmgren on Energy Descent. Published on 7 Jun 2004 by Global Public Media.
Greene, G. & Silverthorn, B. (2004) The End of Suburbia oil depletion and the collapse of the American Dream. Electric Wallpaper Company. A DVD Film.
Heinberg, R. (2004) Powerdown - Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. New Society Publishers.
Hirsch, R.L. (2005a.) The Inevitable Peaking of World Oil Production. Atlantic Council of the United States bulletin. October 2005 XVI(3).
Hirsch, R.L. (2005b.) Supply and Demand. Shaping the peak of world oil production. World Oil, October 2005.
Hirsch, R.L. (2006) Robert Hirsch on Peak Oil Mitigation.. Interview at Global Public Media.
Hirsch, R.L., Bezdek, R Wendling, R. (2005a.) Peaking of World Oil Production Impacts, Mitigation and Risk Management. National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy.
Klare, M. (2002) Resource Wars the new landscape of global conflict. New York, Palgrave Macmillan.
Klare, M.T. (2004) Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum (The American Empire Project). New York, Metropolitan Books.
Kraemer, T.D. (2006) Addicted to Oil: Strategic Implications of American Oil Policy Strategic Studies Institute of the US Army War College.
Kunstler, J.H. (2005) The Long Emergency: Surviving the Converging Catastrophes of the 21st Century. Atlantic Monthly Press. Leggett, J. (2005b.) Half Gone oil, gas, hot air and the global energy crisis. London, Portobello Books.
Murphy, P. & Morgan, F. (2004) Cuba: Life After Oil. New Solutions. No. 2 May 2004. Ohio, The Community Solution.
Ruppert, M. (2004) Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil. Gabriola Island, New Society Publishers.
Savinar, M. (2004) The Oil Age is Over Life. After The Oil Crash Press.
Staniford, S. (2006) Why peak oil is probably about now. The Oil Drum.com. Retrieved from http://www.theoildrum.com/story/2006/3/1/3402/63420 on Friday, June 16, 2006.
Energy Bulletin. Essential, make it the one website you visit every day (apart from this one of course!).
EnergyCrisisNow. Very good peak oil blog.
Community Solution. An excellent resource on community peak oil activism, and organisers of the Community Solution conference each year.
Portland Peak Oil group. A local peak oil group in the US.
The End of Suburbia Where it all started.
Powering Down An excellent blog site in a similar vein to this one.
Museletter. Richard Heinberg’s site.
Living on the Cusp. A British peakoiler, who is part of the TTT process.
The Archdruid Report (John Michael Greer)
The Community Solution
Beyond Oil - The View From Hubbert's Peak (Kenneth Deffeyes)
Life After The Oil Crash
Richard Heinberg: Museletter
James Howard Kunstler Clusterfuck Nation
The Oil Drum
Peak Oil Anarchy
Post Carbon Institute
Peak Oil Primer
Excellent overview of the oil crisis
A must visit! Named after the late Dr. M. King Hubbert, Geophysicist, this website provides data, analysis and recommendations regarding the upcoming peak in the rate of global oil extraction.
|DKospedia Peak Oil
A good peak oil wiki
|PeakOilAware - Peak Oil Promotional Material
Promote Peak Oil Awareness with products from PeakOilAware.
Global resource wars: The Rosetta Stone What is the nature of the connection between an ill-planned war in Iraq; the steadily increasing pressure on dissent in the United States; the ongoing estrangement between the United States and its tradition
This site is intended as a virtual watering hole for Alaskans groping their way into a future characterized by increasing high-quality primary-energy-source scarcity, i.e., a "bottleneck" future.
Blogging the global peak and delcine...
|Peak Oil Crisis
Good Peak Oil site.
|Wolf At The Door
The beginner's guide to oil depletion
An excellent peak oil metadirectory
"If a path to the better there be, it begins with a full look at the worst."
David Holmgren’s Design Principles, adapted from one of David’s presentations.
Holmgren, D. (2004) Permaculture- principles and pathways beyond sustainability. Holmgren Design Press. You can read my review of this book here.
Whitefield, P. (2005) The Earth Care Manual. Permanent Publications. You can see my review here.
Whitefield, P. (2000) Permaculture in a Nutshell. Permanent Publications. A good light introduction.
Also highly recommended is a subscription to the Permaculture Magazine.
You can hear in interview with Bill Mollison here. A useful overview of permaculture can be found on Wikipedia. A good article by David Holmgren looking at the principles we explored can be found on his site, click on ‘Writings’ and then the fourth section down, ‘Essence of Permaculture’.
There are loads of books on garden composting. They each have their particular focus. These are the ones I always reach for on the shelf…
Roulac, J. (2003) Backyard Composting. Green Books.
Scott, N. (2003) Composting for All. Green Books.
Campbell, S. (1998) Let it Rot! Gardener’s Guide to Composting. Storey Books.
Pears, P. (2004) Compost: Green Essentials - Organic Guides. Impact Publishing.
A very thorough collection of resources to do with Humanure Composting. Here is a bit on how to build a Humanure toilet, and also how to use one. Some good advice on how to make good compost from the HDRA. There’s also a nice straightforward step-by-step guide to composting here. You might also find CompostGuide.com useful.
A range of good compost bins are available from the Green Shop near Stroud (they do mail order). Rainwater Harvesting Systems near Stroud sell all you need for rainwater harvesting, as do ISS Solutions for Water and FreeRain. I have always been disastrous at worm composting, but you might get it to work for you.
There is also a rather sweet video made by a community in London about how to build compost bins for a community composting scheme. You can also see “Martha” from US television teaching Sesame Street’s Oscar the Grouch how to make compost, which is silly but quite good fun.