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Sustainability: Choosing the Right Crisis

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o       Increased uptake of car sharing schemes, employing efficient electric or hybrid vehicles or those run on regionally produced biomass fuels.

  • Reduced home/business fossil fuel dependence:

o       State, local and power company subsidies for home insulation schemes and solar water heaters.

o       Subsidies and reduced permit fees for Green Building (buildings purpose-built to be energy/water/waste self-sufficient).

o       State and local regulations and subsidies (as per German model) to increase distributed energy systems based on alternate energy sources (solar, wind, tidal, etc).

o       Active promotion of Open Source computer and information technology.

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I have always found widespread apathy and alienati... by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall on Wednesday, Jan 26, 2011 at 9:43:39 PM
population reduction, to something like 350 millio... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 at 9:11:11 PM
Actually I think this target is easier to reach th... by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall on Friday, Jan 28, 2011 at 3:23:39 PM