Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category
Thanks to Scott Waterman of the Alaska Housing & Finance Corporation for presenting “The Economics of Energy Efficiency: The End of Cheap Oil” at the K.R. get-together on November 18th. We got the basics about the fossil fuel situation on an int’L, nat’L, & state-wide scale, and we learned about the incredible powers & worth of this liquid we often take for granted – oil. If you missed the discussion, you might browse through this National Geographic article to get an overview of what was presented.
Again, we are so grateful to Scott & everyone who filled up the room for this important & timely presentation!
David Thomas lead a discussion about energy production on the Peninsula & state-wide. He took suggestions from the audience & based his discussion on what people wanted to hear. It was a very interesting & thought-provoking discussion, even for people who are new to the field of energy. We learned about local energy policy, state energy policy, home-owner energy generation, & renewables. We discovered the amount of energy that industry requires, the amount of energy your average homeowners requires, & how energy is produced on the Kenai. Interestingly we found out that HEA peaks at 88 megawatts and the railbelt peaks at about 800 megawatts. Thanks to David for an interesting talk (in layman’s terms)!
We had a tasty pot luck dinner & some intriguing conversation about what people on the Peninsula are doing to be more sustainable. Lots of great folks make for an enjoyable evening!
There was a good turn-out tonight for this evening’s showing of “The Power of Community.” In the discussion following, people got to sharing some of their experiments with gardening, greenhouse building and alternative energy, along with thoughts about what it would take to get Americans to be proactive with regard to peak oil. Two more films coming up on Mar. 11 and Apr. 8.