Posted by Big Gav
Resilience / Energy Bulletin has a post celebrating 10 years of operating - Energy Bulletin and Resilience: Behind the scenes of the first 10 years.
In 2003 two young Australians, Adam Grubb and Liam Cranley, teamed up to fill a gap in the World Wide Web: solid information on peak oil. Prompted by a suggestion from Richard Heinberg, author of The Party's Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Society, they imagined a website that would gather all the best information about peak oil and related topics. Although neither had any experience with such a project, they launched Energy Bulletin that year.
Those Australians were soon joined by a curious Californian who landed on their site the following year. Bart Anderson, who would become the longest serving editor for Energy Bulletin (now Resilience) struck up a transoceanic relationship with the Australians. Together they built the web's most recognizable peak oil-related site, one that has been expanded to cover a wide range of topics related to energy and sustainability.
Longtime contributor Kurt Cobb spoke with Anderson, and emailed questions to the founders and two current co-editors, Kristin Sponsler and Simone Osborn. In these excerpts, the founders and editors share their experiences and insights from the first 10 years of this remarkable web publication.