- 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
Crude Oil: Uncertainty About Future Oil Supply Makes It Important to Develop a Strategy for Addressing a Peak and Decline in Oil:Posted 31 March 2007 inPublished 28 February 2007 by U.S. Government Accounting Office
This report by the U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) states that the U.S. government is in need of a strategy to minimize potentially dire economic consequences after worldwide oil production peaks and begins to decline. The report warns that, as the world's largest oil consumer, the U.S. is vulnerable to significant economic troubles, brought about by rising prices, if a peak arrives and no technology exists to replace petroleum-based transportation fuels.
Posted 26 March 2007 inPublished by eroei.com
This science-oriented website, developed by researchers in energy production and consumption, is devoted to explaining and exploring the concept of "Energy Returned on Energy Invested" (EROEI).
Posted 26 March 2007 inPublished by EESI
The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), based in Washington D.C., carries out policymaker education and analysis projects in the areas of energy efficiency, renewable energy, global climate change, agriculture, transportation, and land use. EESI was founded in 1984 by a bipartisan group of Members of Congress concerned about energy and environmental issues.
Posted 26 March 2007 inPublished by Humboldt County (California)
This technical report provides background for the Energy Element of the General Plan of Humboldt County, in rural Northern California. It is significant in its very detailed consideration of both the county's vulnerability to energy supply disruption (thanks to its remote location at the end of distribution lines) and its potential for expanding local energy production.
Posted 26 March 2007 inPublished by Architecture 2030
U.S. Architect Edward Mazria's Architecture 2030 page includes regularly-updated resources on architectural and design responses to climate change.
Posted 25 March 2007 inPublished 1 May 2006 by US Conference of Mayors
This Best Practices report is a product of the National Summit on Energy and the Environment, hosted by the US Conference of Mayors in May 2006. The report reviews existing local government programs that are already providing short-term solutions to energy dependence in cities like Chicago, IL, Austin, TX, Los Angeles, CA and Charlotte, NC.
- Posted 25 March 2007 inPublished 16 April 2006 by Metro (Portland, Oregon regional government)
This policy White Paper explores how Metro (the elected regional government of the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area) may approach the possibility of future uncertainty in the supply and price of oil. It identifies future oil supply uncertainty as a timely risk management issue, and establishes a basis for the Metro Council to consider possible policy and program responses.
Posted 24 March 2007 inPublished by Metro Vancouver Planning Coalition
MVPC is a sustainable planning and urban design think tank on focused the Vancouver, British Columbia region. MVPC's far-reaching work tackles the urban implications of peak oil and climate change, and explores planning and design repsonses to these challenges.
Posted 12 March 2007 inPublished 7 March 2007 by City of Portland (Oregon)
Resolution to accept the final report of the Portland Peak Oil Task Force, setting a goal of reducing community fossil fuel use by 50% in 25 years. Passed by City Council on 7 March 2007.
Posted 1 March 2007 inPublished 10 May 2006 by City of Portland (Oregon)
Resolution to establish a task force to study peak oil and its related consequences, seek community and business input, and develop recommendations on mitigation strategies. Passed by City Council on 10 May 2006. (The Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council on 7 March 2007.)