Category Archives: Energy descent

Reduced energy consumption is critical to both climate change and peak oil. During the past century per capita energy consumption in Australia has gone up… and up… and up, and is still doing so. By changing our habits and by using elegant new technologies we need to progressively reduce our per capita energy consumption to sustainable levels.

Tasmania's energy security

As individuals, we do not have to wait for Government to act; we can start minimising our own energy security risk by: (a) purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, this allows us to still travel but at lower fuel cost, (b) reducing our need for travel by planning to do all the things we need to do in one trip rather than multiple trips, (c) walking or cycling more often on short trips; and (d) lobbying local politicians for improved public transport. Continue reading

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