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Tasmania’s economy is critically oil dependent. ‘Relocalisation’ will be the key to economic sustainability in a carbon constrained future.

Nicole’s message to Tasmania

In march Peak Oil Tasmania co-hosted a visit to Tasmania by Canadian writer and systems analyst Nicole Foss, who presented at two lively lectures in Hobart and Launceston. Foss is an expert in the complex global financial and energy systems and focuses a lot of her work on the pressing problem of oil depletion.

Thanks to Hobart climate science writer, Peter Boyer, here is his overview of what Nicole had to say: Continue reading

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Peak oil & Tasmania’s tourism sector

How will Peak Oil impact upon Tasmania"s high profile tourism industry and all those stakeholders who depend on tourism for their livelihoods? In the foreseeable future, demand will outstrip the supply of oil or at least cheap oil, therefore creating enormous problems for the globally growing and important tourism industry, destinations and societies. <a href="http://peakoiltas.org/peak-oil-in-tasmania/peak-oil-tourism/">[…]</a>

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Peak oil and the Tasmanian economy

Building resilience into the economy will have the spin-off effect of building resilience into the Tasmanian community. Being almost totally reliant on a fragile world economy will not be healthy. Goods and services that we rely on for our sustenance and livelihoods should be, as far as practicable, produced locally. There are inspirational efforts already being made in many areas of Tasmania to that end […] Continue reading

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