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The Future of Local Transportation & Land Use

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Date:
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Speaker
Organizer/Author:
Michael Levy
Location Details:
The event will be held at the First Congregational Church at 900 High st. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

“The Low Energy Future of Transportation” with David Fridley, Lawrence Berkeley Labs $5-15 sliding scale

Will our automobile use decline with the end of the cheap energy era? Or will it continue, as many want to believe, with battery vehicles and bio-fueled vehicles?
To help Santa Cruzans grapple with that question, Transition Santa Cruz will host David Fridley, an energy analyst with Lawrence Berkeley Labs, on Thursday, June 18th from 7-9pm at the First Congregational Church on High St. $5-15 sliding scale. Mr. Fridley will discuss the feasibility of alternative energy sources to fill the gap created by declining oil and gas production. Fridley recently finished a study for the State of California that showed that “even if we diverted all 2 million acres of California’s pastureland to switchgrass for ethanol production, we could only supplant 2% of California gasoline use”.

Fridley was a principal author of the City of San Francisco’s Peak Oil Preparedness Report recommending measures to adapt to a future of scarce and high cost energy.

Smarter transportation and land use policies are ways we can smooth the transition from our dependence on fossil fuels to a resilient low energy future.

Come be a part of the Transition
Added to the calendar on Wed, Jun 10, 2009 5:00PM
§David Fridley
by Michael Levy
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§Co-Sponsor Santa Cruz METRO
by Michael Levy
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