Transition Town High Wycombe


Transition Town High Wycombe

...thinking ahead...

Transition Network wins The European Economic and Social Committee Civil Society Prize 2012

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Wycombe Resource Zone

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High Wycombe is in Great Britain half-way between Oxford & London:

Transition Town High Wycombe

Links & References

High Wycombe



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Climate Change



Peak Oil



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1) National & Local Government Policy Initiatives:

a. “The Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation and Risk Management” SAIC Report for the US Department of Energy 2005. (Download it from here:

b. “Planning for Renewable Energy – A companion Guide to PPS22” from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (Creating Sustainable Communities) ISBN 1 85112 754 2

c. - Department of Trade and Industry renewables website with facts, figures and examples of the different technologies

d. For full text on the “Merton Rule” see

e. See for an example of a Community Renewables Initiative

f. Information on Somerset County Council becoming a Transition Local Authority:

g. “Stern Review on the economics of climate change” downloadable in sections from the

h. “Sustainable Communities Act 2007: A Guide” downloadable from

i. “Sustainable Communities Act 2007” downloadable from


2) Impact of Climate Change and/or Peak Oil on the Human Food Chain & Communities:

a. “Six Degrees – Our Future in a Hotter Planet” Mark Lynas ISBN -13 978-0-00-720904-0

b. “Eating Fossil Fuels” Dale Allen Pfeiffer ISBN 0 86571 565 3

c. “The Long Emergency” James Howard Kunstler ISBN 1843544547

d. DVD: “Escape from Suburbia”

e. DVD: “The End of Suburbia”


3) Peak Oil:

a. “Out of Gas” David Goodstein ISBN 0-393-05857-3

b. “The Party’s Over: Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies” Richard Heinberg ISBN 1-902636-45-7

c. “The Final Energy Crisis” Edited by Andrew McKillop with Shelia Newman ISBN 0-7453-2092-9

d. “The End of Oil” Paul Roberts ISBN 0-7475-7081-7

e. “Twilight in the Desert” Matthew R Simmons ISBN 047173876X

f. “High Noon for Natural Gas” Julian Darley ISBN 1-931498-53-9

g. “Hubbert’s Peak – The Impending World Oil Shortage” Kenneth S Deffeyes ISBN 0 691 09086 6

h. DVD: “A Crude Awakening”

i. DVD: “Crude Impact”

j. DVD: “The Oil Factor”

k. DVD: “Peak Oil – Imposed by Nature”


4) Action Plans to deal with Climate Change/Peak Oil:

a. “Heat” George Monbiot ISBN 978 0 7139 9923 5

b. “Contraction & Convergence – The Global Solution to Climate Change” Aubrey Meyer ISBN 1-478379-3 - for more on the Contraction and Convergence framework go to

c. Go to for a plan by the Center for Alternative Technology for a Carbon Neutral Britain by 2027

d. “The Transition Handbook: From Oil Dependency to Local Resilience” Rob Hopkins ISBN 1900322188

e. Community Supported Agriculture: and

f. “Peak Oil Prep” Mick Winter ISBN 0 9659000 4 5

g. “Powerdown” Richard Heinberg ISBN 1-902636-63-5

h. “Energy Beyond Oil” Paul Mobbs ISBN 1 905237 00 6

i. “Winning the Oil Endgame” Amory B Lovins ISBN 1-84407-194-4 (

j. “Plan B 3.0” Lester R Brown ISBN 0393330877

k. “Plan C: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil and Climate Change” Pat Murphy ISBN 0865716070

l. Oil Depletion Protocol:

m. DVD: “How Cuba Survived Peak Oil”

n. DVD: “Energy Crossroads”

o. DVD: “Wind Power in the UK"


5) Sustainable Economics and the Community:

a. The New Economics Foundation:

b. “The Dollar Crisis” Richard Duncan ISBN 0-470-82170-1

c. “The Growth Illusion” Richard Douthwaite ISBN 1-870098-76-5

d. “Growth Fetish” Clive Hamilton ISBN 0-7453-2250-6

e. “Limits to Growth – the 30 year update” Donella Meadows, Jorgen Randers and Dennis Meadows ISBN 1 84407 144 8


NOTE: Most of these titles are available from the Transition Town High Wycombe Steering Committee.


Contact Us


Phone us on +44 (0) 1494 858390 or write to the Transition Town High Wycombe's Chairman at:


  • Mark Brown, Krofire House, 5 Richard Gardens, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 7LT


Altrnatively please E:Mail one of the Management Committee Officers listed below:


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