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The Energy Bill, EMR and price fixing - a toxic combination

Light dawned today as finally I understood the point of the EMR. Read my post here:

The Economics of Happiness (film)

Have you seen this film? I watched it a while back to see if it is suitable as a Transition film. It is all about the evils of globalisation including climate change, economic insecurity , misuse of resources and species extinction - as well as the personal costs such as stress and depression - and the benefits of localisation.

The Powerdown Show/ The Turning Point Wed 19th October.

I see the Arts Picturehouse is offering a double bill of films about Peak Oil and the Transition Towns movement next Wednesday 19th October. What I like about Transition films is the inspiration they convey, showing what can be achieved when community spirit combines with positive vision generating practical action.   Its about small projects combining together towards a coherent strategy. These films aren't just about extraordinary individuals or fringe communities.

I'm in print!

I didn't tell anyone until relatively recently, in case the project turned into an embarassing failure but it seems to be going OK and I am now a published author. My book is called 'Energy and Carbon Emissions: the way we live today' and it has lots of stuff about our usage and emissions, heat loss from houses, energy and carbon in food, transport (how much more we travel than we used to and a third of that is leisure not for work!) renewable energy and other stuff. I was asked yesterday how I chose what to put in - the answer is I chose what I find interesting.

Renewable Energy At Home

Transition Cambridge Renewable Energy group are putting on this event which is a forum where you can find out about renewable energy technologies for the home: Solar PV, Solar hot water, air source heat pumps. There will be experts and experienced householders  to answer your questions:

Visioning 2050

Transition Towns work on the principle that if we can create a vision of what we want the future to be like we have a better chance of achieving that vision. Working on this principle, Transition Cambridge is running a workshop to brainstorm what this vision might be like, which connects with a story competition for short stories set in Cambridge in 2050, in a world we can look forward to living in.  The workshop is based on a virtual tour around Cambridge streets - using photographs of everyday scenes. Many things will have changed: What will the market be selling?

Why Transition Cambridge likes Green Enterprise

I have already mentioned my involvement with Transition Cambridge, but I dare say many of you won't know much about that, and Robert suggested I post something about it and why we think Green Enterprise in Cambridge is important, so here goes:

Transition Cambridge is part of the Transition Towns movement, which inspires and encourages the development of resilient, sustainable communities in a diverse, low carbon economy.

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