Keynote Speakers – Nicole Foss

We are excited to announce Nicole Foss as a Keynote speaker at the Australasian Permaculture Convergence.

NicoleFossNicole Foss is co-editor of The Automatic Earth, you may be familiar with her work under the name “Stoneleigh”. She has spent much time writing and interpreting the on-going credit crunch as the most important aspect of the current multi-faceted crisis. The site http://www.theautomaticearth.com/ integrates finance, energy, environment, psychology, population and real politics in order to explain why we find ourselves in a state of crisis and what we can do about it. Prior to the establishment of The Automatic Earth, she was previously editor of The Oil Drum Canada, where she wrote on peak oil and finance.

Foss runs the Agri-Energy Producers’ Association of Ontario, where she has focused on farm-based biogas projects and grid connections for renewable energy. While living in the UK she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, where she specialized in nuclear safety in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, and conducted research into electricity policy at the EU level.

Her academic qualifications include a BSc in biology from Carleton University in Canada (where she focused primarily on neuroscience and psychology), a post-graduate diploma in air and water pollution control, the common professional examination in law and an LLM in international law in development from the University of Warwick in the UK. She was granted the University Medal for the top science graduate in 1988 and the law school prize for the top law school graduate in 1997.

Join us in welcoming Nicole Foss as a Keynote speakers for APC12.

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