18 Mar '17, 8pm

GBA: Net Zero Conundrum

Thanks for the Provocations Jean by Jamie Wolf Back at the 2007 Building Energy Conference Bill McKibben took part in a panel discussion on Wind in which he said, "In the best of all possible worlds, we wouldn’t put turbines in these places, but unfortunately we are no longer dealing with the best of all possible worlds." And that was a decade ago! He went on to remind us that for the challenges we face, there would be no silver bullet, what we need is "silver buckshot!" So yes, by all means let's do all we can to develop net zero communities, and for many of the reasons you implore us to pay attention to. But to my mind, we need be pursuing both scales (and asking the deeper questions about materials, etc. that Net Zero stops short of). Nearly every session I attended at this year's Building Energy Conference reminded us that we are driven to act as much emotionally as we...

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