Energy Efficiency

climate change, energy resources and the big picture: an Australian perspective on global issues

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Brisbane-based environmentalist and leading Australian energy efficiency consultant Daniel Boon speaks his mind.

Oil Prices May Fall …

January 22nd, 2014 · No Comments

The World Economic Forum meets this week and perhaps their biggest concern is deflation.

All banks and financial institutions thrive on growth because it facilitates the illusion that things can grow exponentially, which they cannot.  Banks make money from money they don’t have but pretend to lend out and like the chain-letter, the ones at the end have to pay.

The reason global inflation (currently around 1.5%) is bad is, while some countries economies are faltering, the ones that are not, is where the money has gone to and the ones that are, is where the money has come from. Now that it is happening ‘everywhere’, the curtain that has hidden the players behind the scenes has fallen down; no more smoke and mirrors, no more invisible strings or – Sesame Street like – cameras focusing on the characters manipulating the ‘characters’

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A Message of Thanks from Josh Fox

August 16th, 2013 · No Comments

It’s been over a month since Gasland Part II premiered on HBO. I’ve spent a lot of time since then in my home in Milanville, thinking back on what an incredible journey these last five years have been.

It would not have been possible without you. Thank you.

Thank you for watching and sharing Gasland and Gasland Part II. Thank you for taking a stand against fracking. Thank you for showing me so much love and consistently restoring my faith in what this country can be.

Embarking on this journey, and becoming part of the anti-fracking community has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. For me, this began with just a few of my neighbors in the Delaware River Basin, and now I feel like I have family in every state I’ve gone to.

Recently I was able to share a monumental victory in the upper Delaware River basin, with those handful of neighbors this all began with. Hess and Newfield cancelled all their leases from Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Over 100,000 acres of land, now no longer leased. We proved that organized and passionate people can win, no matter how much money and corrupt influence they’re up against.

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How Much is Currency Really Worth?

August 14th, 2013 · No Comments

In the ‘good old days’, people paid for stuff with different forms of ‘currency’, from sharp stones, to salt, to spices and gold, land (usually someone elses) and – already recognizing borrowing forward energy returns – slave labour.    People have been selling their and other people’s future labour for years

A YouTube clip provides a pretty accurate history of how a select group now herd the biggest herd, people … and if you read my story on Joe Hockey working on a ‘legitimised’ form of theft from the populace (the same tactics used on Cyprus of taking money from the people’s accounts), you may now choose to act given Tony Abbott’s decision to perpetuate the duopoly political system in Australia by giving preferences to the Labor party instead of other political parties …

So what is any given currency worth?  Nothing really, its a promissory note against future energy, which doesn’t exist and even if it did, using it would assuredly cook the planet .

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Food Fight

July 31st, 2013 · No Comments

For those who have an idea about U-PODS would know that the idea of self-sufficiency has been a pre-occupation of mine for some 30 years; the culmination of observation and research that included trips to Cuba (two with funding from Bond University) on what happens when the oil runs out.

Now I’m not Robinson Crusoe, there are maybe tens of thousands of people across the world who have come to the same conclusion, that on the trajectory we are on, that not just many regions, but most the world carrying capacity has already been passed, that at a certain time – real soon – mass collapse (read starvation) will hit; not gently as it is now, but with a massive impact.

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The Collapse Continues

July 21st, 2013 · No Comments

Detroit Seeks Bankruptcy, Facing Debts of $18 Billion – By MONICA DAVEY and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH July 18, 2013

Detroit, cradle of America’s automotive  industry and once the nation’s fourth-most-populous city, has filed for bankruptcy, an official said Thursday afternoon, the largest American city ever to take such a course.

The decision to turn to the federal courts, requiring approval from the emergency manager assigned to oversee the troubled city and the Governor Rick Snyder, is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in American history in terms of debt.  While no one agrees how much Detroit actually owes, Kevyn Orr (emergency manager appointed by Governor Snyder to resolve the city’s financial problems) said the debt is likely to be $18 to $20 billion.

Founded more than 300 years ago, the city expanded at a stunning rate in the first half of the 20th century with the arrival of the automotive industry, only to shrink away in recent decades at an equally remarkable pace. Once a city of 1.8 million in 1950, it’s home to some 700,000 people, with tens of thousands of abandoned buildings, vacant lots and unlit streets.

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Banks (and Their Mates) are Still Bastards

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments

I’ve just received some interesting information about a possible Cyprus – Australian connection; no, I don’t mean Cypriots immigrating to Australia, although who could blame them after the banks – facilitated by the Cyprus Government – stole / removed money from all people with a bank account, to give to the banks.

But before I get into that, as you would be aware, Labor and the LNP members have conditional membership in their political parties, that they must toe the party-line and as a block, vote in any bill put forward.  There are usually heaps, with little time to read, digest and ask questions about and as we have all become painfully aware, politicians are not the cleverest of people and have signed-on to trust in and vote for their financial sponsors policies.

Which brings us back to one Joe Hockey (shadow treasurer for LNP), who allegedly is preparing a bill for legislation by Parliament that will facilitate a Cyprus ‘public’s personal bank account theft of funds if the banks find themselves short’ bill.

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