Timm believes the more practical approach to lessening the climate impacts of fossil fuels involves changes in development policy and patterns, more efficient heating and cooling technologies, and increased education about and awareness of the benefits of renewable energy.
“It’s about reducing our energy demand,” he said. “We can reduce this demand with better insulating, solar gain and by addressing the trappings of modern life.”
It’s also about improving public transit, building denser living centers, improving community resilience and growing the local food web. It means ending the use of potable water to flush toilets, and better incorporating the idea of net-zero living.
Read the full article, “Off the Grid but Still Dependent on Fossil Fuel,” at EcoRI.org.