Albert Bates is a permaculture instructor at the Ecovillage Training Center at The Farm community in Summertown, Tennessee and a Pulitzer Prize losing author of eleven books, including Shutdown: Nuclear Power on Trial (1979) and Climate in Crisis: The Greenhouse Effect and What We Can Do (1990). His Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times is available in October from New Society Publishers. In this interview he answers our questions about Peak Oil – the idea and the movement.
Upcoming workshops at The Farm:
Alternative Energy, Biofuel Conversion and Production
Oct 12-22, 2006
Grow your own fuels and convert your car or truck to run on alcohol or biodeisel. Put photovoltaic cells on your superinsulated roof. This ten day course with field trips all over the mid-South will get you started towards personal oil independence. $1000 includes meals and lodging.
Oct 12-15, 2006
Become a solar installer with this 4-day course from Ed Eaton of Our Sun Solar. $490 includes meals and lodging.
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Listen to our interview with Albert Bates