On her website I found a further explanation regarding this article:
[1/17/2011] For a few days, I am working on an academic article. Since I don’t have time to do research and write something new, I thought I would post an article I wrote in 2007 on how to prepare for the impacts of peak oil, together with a few updates for 2011. This article was previously posted on The Oil Drum and was a chapter in what I called a Peak Oil booklet (found here).I have followed her articles for a number of years on the Oil Drum website, and have always had a lot of respect for her judgment regarding energy issues. In this article she offers some sound tips on creating a lifestyle to help people cope with coming age of energy scarcity.
As I was reading the article, I was about to fault her for not mentioning any type of political activism, when she offered this disclaimer:
It would also be helpful to make changes at higher levels of government, but these are beyond the scope of the discussion in this chapter.