"Our region has vigorous forests, windy ridges, flowing water, and plenty of sunshine–perfect for a distributed system of clean energy resources."
The energy we use to power our homes and businesses is tied to a global supply chain and electricity grid. As a culture we use more energy per capita than most other nations, nearly double that of Germany, and four times that of China. Building a distributed network of local and regional renewable energy production combined with radically increased efficiency, will reduce carbon emissions and increase community resilience to energy shocks and the inevitable descent of fossil fuel production. Dramatically reducing our consumption of fossil fuel also conserves valuable resources for future generations to build a robust post-carbon infrastructure.