I am sure that many of you are aware of the “energy hierarchy” :
1. Reduce consumption
2. Increase energy efficiency
3. Produce renewable and sustainable energy
Sadly, reducing energy consumption appears to be politically unpalatable, but this is where the focus of our efforts should be going.
Here’s some interesting comments on emerging studies about energy trends.
A key part of transitioning from high carbon energy use to low carbon energy use is developing a robust plan of action for a community, known as an Energy Descent Action Plan. Transition Bournemouth are planning to host a series of public talks later this year, and energy is likely to be a hot topic.