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TEQs (Tradable Energy Quotas)
A Policy Framework for Peak Oil and Climate Change

(Jan 2011)

"We urgently need to have a system in place to mitigate the economic and social consequences of peak oil.
I believe TEQs provide the fairest and most productive way to deal with the oil crisis and to
simultaneously guarantee reductions in fossil fuel use to meet climate change targets."

~ John Hemming MP, Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas


"A concept of brilliant simplicity, offering a predictable and orderly reduction of greenhouse gas
emissions year-on-year, with flexibility in an enclosed system, independent of taxation
and providing complete transparency between goals and delivery."
~ Colin Challen, Founder Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Group on Climate Change


"TEQs would guarantee that the UK's targeted carbon reductions are actually achieved,
while ensuring fair shares of available energy."
~ Caroline Lucas MP, Leader, Green Party of England and Wales


"This eloquently presented proposal merits very serious consideration by all political parties. There remains an undeniable gap between the current policy mix and what we actually need to do urgently both to reduce
emissions of greenhouse gases and to avoid the potentially devastating consequences of declining fossil fuels.
TEQs offer significant policy advantages in addressing both these pressing imperatives."
~ Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director, Forum for the Future

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This parliamentary report on TEQs is now available for free download as a PDF file.
It is a 900 kb file, which will download in a few minutes via a dial-up connection, and more quickly through broadband.
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THE LEAN GUIDE TO NUCLEAR ENERGY - FIRST EDITION
(Nov 2007)

"The most telling argument for nuclear power is that, if it can be a major source of energy which does not
contribute to climate change, it is worth putting up with the pollution, waste and risk. In this careful and very readable analysis, David Fleming demolishes that argument."

~ Edward Goldsmith, Founder, The Ecologist Magazine


"Here we have the final proof that nuclear power generation is a dangerous cul-de-sac and that
investment should instead be directed to renewable energy. Nobody who is concerned about our future
supplies of energy should fail to read it."

~ James Skinner, New Economics Foundation

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The Lean Guide to Nuclear Energy is available for free download as a PDF file.
It is an 800 kb file, which will download in a couple of minutes via a dial-up connection, and more quickly through broadband.
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ENERGY AND THE COMMON PURPOSE - THIRD EDITION
(Sept 2007)

"David Fleming has produced a radical but very workable idea which will get us beyond the failed voluntary approach to tackling carbon emissions. His first, visionary concept has now been widely developed and is becoming a standard reference against which other ideas - such as more carbon taxes - will be judged and found wanting."
~ Colin Challen MP, Chairman, All Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group


"A watertight proposal that deserves to be spread as widely as possible, as it is an idea of its time. Take the time to read and understand this mechanism thoroughly. New situations require fresh thinking."
~ Rob Hopkins, Founder, Transition Towns movement, Permaculture Magazine


"It's a simpler and fairer approach than either green taxation or the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme,
and it also provides people with a powerful incentive to demand low-carbon technologies."
~ George Monbiot, journalist and author of Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning


"Perhaps David Fleming really has found the leverage point that can transform the global economy from an all-consuming monster to an ecologically viable presence on the planet. We had better try it before time runs out."
~ Dr. Stephan Harding, The Ecologist Magazine

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Energy and the Common Purpose is available for free download as a PDF file.
It is a 1000 kb file, which will download in a couple of minutes via a dial-up connection, and more quickly through broadband.
If you have difficulty opening it, you probably lack up-to-date PDF reading software. This can be downloaded for free from
Foxit Reader (recommended) or Adobe Reader.

To open Energy and the Common Purpose on your screen, left-click on the download button below.

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A Dutch translation is also available.