Why Transition? In this video, some of our community members talk about Transition's importance in a changing world, as well as various projects on the horizon.
Post Carbon Institute Executive Director Asher Miller and Transition Movement Founder (and PCI Fellow) Rob Hopkins have released a provocative new paper making a convincing case for why the environmental community must embrace post-growth economics and community resilience in their efforts to address the climate crisis. Miller and Hopkins discuss the "New Normals" we face regarding our energy sources, our climate, and our economy, and explain how local community resilience efforts can be a key part of our response to these realities. Check out the report here.
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has just released results from its 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey. Household consumption profiles for 16 states, including New York, are available from their web site. Detailed information on the fact sheets cover many areas of interest: Overall energy use, electricity use, and expenditures Residential consumption by end use (air conditioning, heating, appliances) Main heating fuel Use of cooling equipment Housing types and year of construction Numbers of TVs and refrigerators Have a look and see how you and your fellow New Yorkers stack up!