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|The Future of Local Transportation & Land Use|
|Date||Thursday June 18|
|Time||7:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|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.
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