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Ciudades ‘post carbono’: las ciudades norteamericanas responden al techo del petróleo


  • Daniel Lerch

    (Post Carbon Institute)


One of the effects of peak oil — the imminent historic maximum of global oil production — is an increase in uncertainty surrounding future petroleum prices and availability. This poses enormous challenges to cities throughout the industrialized world, as they are utterly dependent on the relative mass affordability near-immediate availability of petroleum products, especially as liquid fuel for transportation. Some communities in the United States and Canada have begun responding to this threat at the local government level, seeking to build local economic and social resilience ahead of national action.

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  • Daniel Lerch, 2009. "Ciudades ‘post carbono’: las ciudades norteamericanas responden al techo del petróleo," EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, Gobierno Vasco / Eusko Jaurlaritza / Basque Government, vol. 71(02), pages 184-199.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekz:ekonoz:2009210

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    oil supply; local government; peak oil;

    JEL classification:

    • Q48 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Government Policy
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices


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