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July 30, 2008

The end of Cheap Oil

The ‘Transition Towns’ movement already embraces 60 communities – with another 700 at earlier stages. The movement believes that the end of `Cheap Oil` brings the potential for an economic, social and cultural renaissance. The focus is on rebuilding local economies and the new Transition Handbook shows what’s possible

Rob Links

We live in an oil-dependent world, and have got to this level of dependency in a very short space of time, using vast reserves of oil in the process – without planning for when the supply is not so plentiful. Most of us avoid thinking about what happens when oil runs out (or becomes prohibitively expensive), but The Transition Handbook shows how the inevitable and profound changes ahead can have a positive outcome. These changes can lead to the rebirth of local communities, which will grow more of their own food, generate their own power, and build their own houses using local materials. They can also encourage the development of local currencies, to keep money in the local area.

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