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Summary and Resources

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 April 21, 2010 at 8:22am
Great 1st meeting. Thanks for participating, and looking forward to meeting the rest of our group.
We discussed a followup meeting in the next 3-4 weeks. I'll be starting a doodle calendar to see when we might reconvene.
I also put together some specific project ideas that came to mind, in addition to the ones discussed at our meeting.
Ideally we can get a quasi white board going to tabulate our ideas with the idea of refining what we'd like to accomplish in the short, medium and long term.
In the interest of facilitating the process of idea generation and distillation, I'm going to start a new discussion and ask that you post ideas to that place.
If anyone has a better idea of how to physically manage the idea listing, please contribute. Personally, I don't have a good feel for the ning technology and how to best proceed.

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