Posts tagged “energy”

  • Joel Magnuson in Seattle

    March 20, 2013

    Joel Magnuson, author of  The Approaching Great Transformation will be at Seattle Town Hall as part of the Town Hall’s Civic Series on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30pm, to discuss his new book.

    With vision and deliberate action communities around the world can break out of habitual ways of producing and consuming things and move optimistically toward something better. The Approaching Great Transformation: Toward a Liveable Post Carbon Economy, Magnuson’s follow-up to Mindful Economicsdiscusses this idea and many other timely issues of economy, energy, and consumption. in time, these institutional developments will lead to the positive evolution of economic systems and human culture. This book documents examples and stories of this work that is already being done.

    Joel Magnuson is an internationally recognized economist specializing in non-orthodox approaches to political economy. He is currently a professor of economics in Portland, Oregon; a visiting fellow at the Ashcroft International Business School at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, England; and is an international advisor to the editorial board of Anglia’s journal Interconnections.

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  • “Powering Down” on Japan’s energy use in the wake of the tsunami

    “Powering Down” on Japan’s energy use in the wake of the tsunami

    March 23, 2011

    Motoyuki Shibata, noted translator of American literature and a University of Tokyo professor, emailed me, "I don't know how much longer we can stay calm. Since the nuclear plants are down and we are not going to have the amount of electricity necessary for the way of life we have been used to, we need to figure out a drastically new way of living and that's easier said than done."

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