Selected Publications

  1. John Peet, Ecological economics, energy and sustainable development, Perspectives in Energy , 1991, vol 1 pp 219-234.
  2. John Peet, Energy and the Ecological Economics of Sustainability, Island Press, Suite 300, 1718 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20009, U.S.A., June 1992.
  3. John Peet, Input-Output Methods of Energy Analysis, International Journal of Global Energy Issues, v 5 n 1 pp 10-18, 1993.
  4. John Peet, Chapter The Biophysical World View, in (ed) R Krishnan, JM Harris and NR Goodwin, Frontier Issues in Economic Thought: Volume 1: A Survey of Ecological Economics, Island Press, 1995.
  5. John Peet and Katherine Peet, Global Learning for Sustainability - With People’s Wisdom, NZ Journal of Adult Learning, v 23 n 2 pp 55-69, 1996.
  6. John Peet, Georgescu-Roegen versus Solow/Stiglitz… but what is the real question?, Ecological Economics v 22, 1997 pp 293-294.
  7. John Peet, … But What is the Question?, International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies: Energy Flows in Ecology and Economy, Porto Venere, La Spezia, Italy, 27-31 May 1998.
  8. John Peet, Being Fully Human and Creating a Better Future: Sustainable Development from an Integrated Systems Perspective, invited plenary address to Baltic21 Workshop on Sustainable Development, Sigtuna Foundation, Sigtuna, Sweden, 8-9 June 2000.
  9. J Peet and H Bossel, An Ethics-Based System Approach to Indicators of Sustainable Development, International Journal of Sustainable Development, v 3 no 3, 2000.
  10. John Peet, If energy efficiency and conservation are the answer, what was the question?, Energy Wise News, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), issue 67, September 2000 p 7.
  11. Katherine Peet and John Peet, Poverties and Satisfiers: A Systems Look at Human Needs. Creating a New Democracy, Poverty, Prosperity, Progress - Devnet Conference, Wellington, 17-19 November 2000.
  12. John Peet, The Energy Systems Model of Society, pp 235-239 in Richard C Dorf, Technology, Humans, and Society: Toward a Sustainable world, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 2001.
  13. John Peet, Chemical Engineering and Sustainability: Is Green Processing Enough?, APCChE (Asia-Pacific Conference on Chemical Engineering) Conference, Christchurch, NZ, 30 Sept - 3 Oct 2002, Proceedings paper #235 on CD-ROM.
  14. Katherine Peet and John Peet, Stolen from future generations? The need to move to a political economy of generosity, ANZTSR (Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research) Conference, Unitec, Auckland, 27-29 November 2002.
  15. John Peet, The London Communique May be the Answer, but What was the Question?, Developments in Chemical Engineering and Mineral Processing, v 11 n 3.4, 2003 pp 247-265.
  16. John Peet, Sustainable Development - why is it so difficult?, Pacific Ecologist Summer 2002/2003 pp 16-20.
  17. John Peet, Strength from Sustainability, Australia and New Zealand Institute of Forestry Conference, Queenstown, 28 April - 1 May 2003.
  18. John Peet, Sustainability - A Scientific Dilemma, ANZSEE Think Tank, The Cutting Edge of Ecological Economics in Australia, 16 November 2003, University of Auckland.
  19. John Peet, Economic Systems and Energy, Conceptual Overview, Chapter in Encyclopedia of Energy vol 2, Elsevier Inc. 2004 pp 103-115.
  20. John Peet, Shaping the future: indicators of need in the third millennium, Int. J. Environment and Sustainable Development, vol 3, nos 3/4, pp 353-368, 2004.
  21. John Peet, Sustainable Energy. Is sustainable attainable?, Future Times 2005 vol 2 pp 6-9.
  22. John Peet, Sustainable development indicators and human needs, Chapter 18 in Philip Lawn (ed) Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics, Current Issues in Ecological Economics, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2006.
  23. John Peet with Robert Costanza, Four Visions of the Future in 2058, 2007, (discussion paper, downloadable from [BROKEN LINK])
  24. John Peet Sustainability in New Zealand - Lifting the Game, in Sustainability review: Background papers, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Welklington, 2007.
  25. John Peet, essay book review of Polimeni, Mayumi, Giampietro and Alcott, The Jevons Paradox and the myth of resource efficiency improvements, Ecological Economics vol 68 issue 5, 15 March 2009 pp 1565-1566.
  26. John Peet, If money is the problem, why is it also the solution?, Engineers for Social Responsibility Newsletter no 92, april 2009 pp 14-15. Also available here.
  27. Wayne Cartwright (Ed) and 11 others, Strong Sustainability for New Zealand: Principles and Scenarios, Sustainable Aotearoa New Zealand Inc., Nakedize Limited, Auckland NZ, August 2009. Downloadable free from
  28. Jorgen S Norgard, John Peet and Vala Ragnarsdottir, The History of the Limits to Growth, Solutions journal, issue 2, Feb 26, 2010. See
  29. John Peet, How New Zealand Became a Green Leader, Solutions Journal, vol 2 issue 3, May-June 2011 pp 12-15. See
  30. John Peet, Riches or ruination? Has mainstream economics reached its use by date?, to be published by Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems.
  31. John Peet, chapter Sustainability – A Scientific Dilemma in Pak Sum Low (ed), Global Change and Sustainable Development: Asia-Pacific Perspectives, to be published by Cambridge University Press.