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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.

Published Santa Rosa, Calif. : Post Carbon Institute ; White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub., 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  307.14 PAHL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxi, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series A community resilience guide.
Community resilience guide.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-250) and index.
Contents Part 1 Setting the Stage -- 1 Energy and Our Communities 1 -- 2 Conservation and Relocalization 23 -- 3 Rethinking Energy 35 -- Part 2 Individual Energy Resilience -- 4 Your Household's Energy Resilience 49 -- Part 3 Community Energy Resilience -- 5 Community Energy 71 -- 6 Solar 100 -- 7 Wind 113 -- 8 Hydroelectricity 128 -- 9 Biomass 143 -- 10 Biogas 158 -- 11 Liquid Biofuels 172 -- 12 Geothermal 187 -- 13 Exceptional Community Energy Initiatives 202 -- Part 4 A Call to Action -- 14 Be Prepared 219.
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 (paperback: acid-free paper)
1603584099 (paperback: acid-free paper)
9781603584104 (ebk.)
1603584102 (ebk.)