Vulnerability, Peak Oil, Volatile energy prices
The objective of this paper is to evaluate the available information, assess the specific situation in Whatcom County, and make recommendations on reducing vulnerability to peak oil. The paper includes a discussion of energy use in agriculture, identification of particularly vulnerable areas, and suggestion of ways to reduce the vulnerability of the county‘s agriculture and, indeed, the entire food system to peak oil and volatile energy prices.
The Resilience Institute Working Paper
Berardi, Gigi, "Energy, Agriculture, and Food: National, County, City Considerations" (2009). Environmental Studies Faculty and Staff Publications. 4.