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100% Renewables for 3% of GDP

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4:17 pm
March 13, 2012


cindy

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Did you know that we can power our whole economy with renewables for just 3% of GDP?! Check out Zero Carbon Australia's awesome plan at: 

 

http://media.beyondzeroemissio…..sis_v1.pdf

10:15 pm
June 3, 2012


Joh

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cindy said:

Did you know that we can power our whole economy with renewables for just 3% of GDP?! Check out Zero Carbon Australia's awesome plan at: 

 

http://media.beyondzeroemissio…..sis_v1.pdf

It's a no brainer really. 

8:43 pm
June 24, 2012


Johnny

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Hi Cindy,

 

 I believe the Zero Carbon Australia plan is way to optimistic about the potential of renewables. Ted Trainer has written a critique of the plan here. In our view, you can't solve global warming – or indeed a range of other global problems we face – within capitalist/consumer society…because it is this society that generates them. We must slowly build the alternative in the towns and suburbs where we live: the vision is for simpler (but richer) lifesyles, more self-sufficient economies and a new economy that involes far more co-operation/participation. A tall order no doubt, perhaps impossible…but its my firm convinction that the fate of planet rests on whether we achieve it.

Cheers

1:52 pm
January 25, 2013


cindy

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Hi Johnny I don't agree with the critique. Beyond Zero Emissions is compiling a response and I will post that here once it is released.

But I do strongly agree with the need to transition our economy. We have an established start of an alternate economy here in Canberra with the LETS Club http://canlets.org.au/. I have been a member for a couple of years and I really recommend people get involved. There is so much talk about transitioning our economy, we need to walk our talk and grow these community-based exchange system. It provides the means for users to exchange their goods and services, both locally and remotely. It is a global complementary trading network that operates without money as it is commonly understood. I heard that someone down at the Eco-Village in Bega http://bend.org.au is building most of their house using this currency in their really active LETS system http://thebegavalley.org.au/bvlets.html.  

lovely to chat with you

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