Costs have surged for fuel and for the corn used to feed dairy cows, a side effect of increases in the production of ethanol.
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.
Mayor Larry Robinson discusses how his rural Northern California town started preparing for peak oil with small alternative energy projects and a community-oriented response strategy.
The USDA reduced its estimates of American meat production on Friday while raising its projected prices, reflecting in part the upward pressure on corn prices as the grain is increasingly used to produce ethanol.