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Current Project: FED-AP. Our Food Energy Descent and Action Plan. (Community Food Resiliency Plan.)

A unique and comprehensive resource on energy sustainability across almost all uses is David MacKay's Sustainable Energy Without the Hot Air, available free on-line by clicking here.

Check out how to install a Solar Roof here.

The best collection of research links on Peak Oil and alternative energy, the latter customized to the climate of the Northwest, is here on the Sightline Institute's web site. If you know of other important resources, please post them on these pages here or send them to us.

While acting locally, global thinking is also needed. Few better arguments for building a green energy economy, and suggesting clear policy means of to do so, are the subject of this April 2010 article by Nobel-Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman--click here to view as a PDF . Carbon taxes, carbon tariffs, and global carbon cap-and-trade are all discussed here, rationally and fairly.

Discussion Forum

New Policy in Vancouver Increases Cost of Solar PV Installations

Started by Rob Baxter Dec 14, 2014. 0 Replies

A new policy at the City of Vancouver means that the cost of permitting a PV system in Vancouver is 6 times the cost of an equivalent system in Toronto.Please consider contacting the City of…Continue

7 Years of 100% Solar Energy In North Vancouver

Started by Rob Baxter Apr 9, 2013. 0 Replies

This June will mark seven years that North Vancouver resident Doug Horn has been producing all of his electrical needs from a solar energy system on his more at:…Continue

Tags: north, vancouver, energy, solar

Peak Oil Preparation - What *Else* To Think About

Started by Ross Moster. Last reply by lucien.power Nov 8, 2012. 1 Reply

Time: August 19, 2012 from 5pm to 8pmLocation: Kitsilano, near beach, RSVP for…Continue

UBC Study on reducing energy consumption in Vancouver by 80% by 2050

Started by Ann Pacey. Last reply by Kiefer Elliott Jun 21, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi AllInteresting article about transitioning to a lower energy (80% less) city by 2050, prepared by a UBC professor and students …Continue

The Energy Bulletin of the non-profit Post Carbon Institute

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Comment by Ann Pacey on October 25, 2010 at 11:50am
I thought I'd try and wire it up, looks pretty simple.
Comment by Ann Pacey on October 25, 2010 at 8:59am
This may be off the wall: I signed up for a build it yourself solar kit from Greg Schmidt awhile back, and continue to receive emails from him regarding other products.
I just received an email for a very interesting energy generator, simple to construct, based on some recently uncovered blueprints purportedly attributed to Tesla.
Here goes the you tube video. Was thinking of giving it a try myself.
Comment by Randy Chatterjee on October 15, 2010 at 10:47am
FYI, the Power Smart Forum Talks I am planning to attend are:

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM CEO Plenary Panel: Capitalizing on the Green Economy
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Utilizing Public Policy Tools to Promote Energy Conservation: The Local Government Perspective
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Continuous Quality Improvement for Energy Efficiency & Daylighting: Lessons Learned from the Integrated Design Lab Details
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Plenary: Building the Green Economy
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM What is District Energy & How Does It Work?
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Keynote: The Green Economy in a Global Context
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM A Future with District Energy: How to Make it Work in North America
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Implementing Lean to Reduce Energy Costs
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Tradeshow Reception

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Community Workshop: Creating a Conservation Community of Practice

SUGGESTION: If you can attend a session at this event, and are unsure which to choose, select a different one from those above, and we'll share notes.
Comment by Randy Chatterjee on October 15, 2010 at 10:34am
I have posted an invitation to register for the BC Hydro-sponsored "Power Smart Forum" at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The three-day conference takes place from Monday to Wednesday October 25-27.

It is free, but you must register by the 19th, and guarantee your attendance for at least one session. More information is here or here.
Comment by John Robertson on October 5, 2010 at 8:16am
Interesting visit to Helios Solar in Vancouver. I am installing evacuated tube solar heater I purchased last year from one of their dealers. Water quality is critical to operation of tank as is cathodic protection. I am altering my system to improve these preconditions.
Comment by John Robertson on September 25, 2010 at 8:10am
I have completed back porch (porte cochere) and have solar tank attached. Now working on plumbing and wiring hookup.
Comment by Ann Pacey on September 16, 2010 at 11:15am
Antoher great post on Energy Bulletin.

Bob Hirsch has published a new book, and EB has an interview summarizing the salient points of the book
Comment by Ann Pacey on September 16, 2010 at 10:43am
Totnes has chalked up another leadership. They've created a local energy coop. Read about it at the following link.
Comment by Ann Pacey on August 23, 2010 at 3:26pm
Really good article posted on Energy Bulletin summarizing the 3 recent high-level reports on Peak Oil,
Conclusion: consensus that supply constraints will hit between end 2010 and 2013
Comment by Rob Baxter on August 2, 2010 at 4:27pm
Meant to say: "We always sell systems ...."

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