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Author Pahl, Greg.

Title Power from the people : how to organize, finance, and launch local energy projects / Greg Pahl ; foreword by Van Jones.

Imprint White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  307.14 P151p 2012    ---  Available
Description xxi, 259 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series A community resilience guide
Community resilience guide.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [249]-250) and index.
Contents Setting the stage. Energy and our communities ; Conservation and relocalization ; Rethinking energy -- Individual energy resilience. Your household's energy resilience -- Community energy resilience. Community energy ; Solar ; Wind ; Hydroelectricity ; Biomass ; Biogas ; Liquid biofuels ; Geothermal ; Exceptional community energy initiatives -- A call to action. Be prepared.
Summary "Over 90 percent of US power generation comes from large, centralized, highly polluting, nonrenewable sources of energy. It is delivered through long, brittle transmission lines, and then is squandered through inefficiency and waste. But it doesn't have to be that way. Communities can indeed produce their own local, renewable energy.Power from the People explores how homeowners, co-ops, nonprofit institutions, governments, and businesses are putting power in the hands of local communities through distributed energy programs and energy-efficiency measures.Using examples from around the nation - and occasionally from around the world - Greg Pahl explains how to plan, organize, finance, and launch community-scale energy projects that harvest energy from sun, wind, water, and earth. He also explains why community power is a necessary step on the path to energy security and community resilience - particularly as we face peak oil, cope with climate change, and address the need to transition to a more sustainable future.This book - the second in the Chelsea Green Publishing Company and Post Carbon Institute's Community Resilience Series - also profiles numerous communitywide initiatives that can be replicated elsewhere. "-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Small power production facilities.
Community development.
ISBN 9781603584098 (pbk.)
1603584099 (pbk.)

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