- Guidebook: Post Carbon Cities: Planning for Energy and Climate Uncertainty, a guidebook for local governments
- Data: Local governments that have responded to peak oil
- Programs: Recommended programs, a few key organizations and programs for local governments
- Posted 5 June 2008 inPublished by Whatcom County, Washington
Resolution establishing an Energy Scarcity Resource Task Force to study and make recommendations regarding the consequences of potential changes to the supply of energy resources in Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham. The County Council passed Resolution 2008-042 unanimously on 20 May 2008; the city of Bellingham had passed a resolution to create this joint task force on the previous day.
- Posted 4 June 2008 inPublished by
A proposed resolution submitted on Feb 26, 2008, to the parliamentary group of Bündnis90/Die Grünen-GAL (the Green Party in Hamburg) after intensive discussions within the Peak Oil Group Hamburg, with the intention of submitting the resolution for approval to the state parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Bürgerschaft).
- Posted 3 June 2008 inPublished by National Association of Realtors
Three reports created by the National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Home Builders seek to better explain alternative mechanisms that governments can use to finance and manage infrastructure, and offer examples of how these alternatives have been applied successfully by state and local governments.
- Posted 2 June 2008 inPublished by Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment/Town and County Planning Association
Created through a collaboration between the UK's Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and the Town and County Planning Association, Climate change adaptation by design outlines how built environment professionals can adapt our towns and cities to the effects of climate change at the conurbation, neighbourhood and building scale.
- Posted 23 May 2008 inPublished by
The DSIRE website provides a fast and convenient method for accessing information about renewable energy and energy efficiency incentives and regulatory policies administered by federal and state agencies, utilities, and local organizations.
- Posted 23 May 2008 inPublished by Wiley
Written by the chair of the LEED-Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) initiative, Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design with Nature is both an urgent call to action and a comprehensive introduction to "sustainable urbanism"--the emerging and growing design reform movement that combines the creation and enhancement of walkable and diverse places with the need to build high-performance infrastructure and buildings.
- Posted 8 May 2008 inPublished by Municipal Association of Victoria
Presentations and reports presented at the 2007 Challenge of Global Warming and Peak Oil for Local Government conference, sponsored by the Municipal Association of Victoria (Australia), illuminate many aspects of the issue for local governments.
Posted 29 April 2008 inPublished by Maribyrnong City Council
Planning for likely high oil prices and reduced supply of oil is essential to avoid the worst consequences and ensure public services can be provided in a timely and economic manner. Maribyrnong Council's Peak Oil Policy and Action Plan describes how they will continue to deliver community programs and services in spite of global oil price increases.
- Posted 23 April 2008 inPublished by Energy Action TV
Video (1 Nov 2007) presentation of John Kaufmann, former lead staffer for the groundbreaking Portland (Ore.) Peak Oil Task Force, to the Connecticut Legislative Peak Oil and Natural Gas Caucus. Kaufmann is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Oregon Department of Energy.
- Posted 8 April 2008 inPublished by National Association of Counties
In early 2008, the NACo Green Government Initiative launched this searchable database of county green programs, policies, plans, staff descriptions and more. Meant to be a comprehensive resource on all things green for counties, NACo continually seeks submissions in any of the below green categories from counties throughout the country.
Posted 24 March 2008 inPublished by EnergyPreparedness.net
At its monthly meeting on December 6th, the Franklin Town Board unanimously approved a resolution establishing a Citizens' Commission to assess the needs and resources of the Town of Franklin in the face of Peak Oil.
- Posted 20 March 2008 inPublished 25 July 2006 by City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development
This report, prepared for the Portland Peak Oil Task Force in 2006, is a good introduction to the issue report, and also takes into consideration many aspects of the city's vitality and resiliency. The categories of potential areas of impact were influential in shaping the task force's inquiries and eventual recommendations.
- Posted 19 March 2008 inPublished 1 March 2008 by Green Books
Rob Hopkins is the founder of the Transition movement in the UK, "transition" being the term for a process of creating more resilient and self-reliant communities. The handbook is a good guide and motivator to making changes at the local level and includes a compelling argument that peak oil and climate change must be addressed together.
- Posted 17 March 2008 inPublished by Town of Westerly
Segment of Westerly Town Council minutes at which the council approved the formation of a Peak Oil Task Force.
- Posted 6 March 2008 inPublished by Brisbane City Council Climate Change and Energy Taskforce (Australia)
The Brisbane (Australia) City Council's Climate Change and Energy Taskforce report, released on 12 March 2007, included 31 recommendations across eight strategy areas having to do with how this large, coastal, sub-tropical city can face the challenges of climate change and peak oil.
- Posted 28 February 2008 inPublished 1 December 2007 by Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
A report by Edward J. Blakely for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Urban Planning for Climate Change provides advice on planning for cities' uncertain futures as they are shaped by global climate change. His first-hand experience as the Executive Director of Recovery Management provides illuminating examples of the kinds of issues that today's cities face.
- Posted 20 February 2008 inPublished 15 February 2008 by Oil Independent Oakland Task Force
The report prepared by the Oakland, Calif. Peak Oil Task Force, to be presented to the Oakland City Council Public Works Committee on 26 Feb 2008. The report is, as titled, an action plan that advises a course of action to transform the City of Oakland into a much less oil-dependent city.
- Posted 19 February 2008 inPublished by Building Codes Assistance Project
The Building Codes Assistance Project is a joint initiative of the Alliance to Save Energy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the Natural Resources Defense Council that provides information about and advocacy for energy codes. Their online resources explain how codes work and track what kinds of codes are in effect where.
- Posted 19 February 2008 inPublished by Japan for Sustainability
Japan is known for innovation, and the contents of the Japan for Sustainability newsletter don't disappoint. There's a lot going on in the field of sustainability in Japan; both social and technical advances are documented here. Read for inspiration, edification, and a global perspective.
- Posted 19 February 2008 inPublished 19 February 2008 by Haines Energy Task Force
This is a draft of the final report of the Haines Energy Task Force of Haines Borough, Alaska.