Points to Remember : Conserve 1st
Biggest bang for buck
Starts at home and business ? Involve everyone in the “family”
Emphasize community and/or cooperative based options – economies of scale, minimize costs, flexibility in options, etc.
Explore ownership/operating models
Seek diversified solutions to help meet multiple objectives/circumstances Points to Remember
More : Due diligence
Lots of hipe, unspoken words, exaggeration of facts, lack of facts
Insist on 3rd party, impartial review of technology and/or product produced
Develop community/cooperative (C/C) expert and experience team
Do homework, develop question list, be pragmatic – resist sexy, etc.
Think about integrated options/systems
Solar/biomass, wind/micro-hydro, solar/wind, etc.
Explore objectives: heat, power, clean water….??
Emplasize Best Fit, Best Practices and Best Benefits More
More : More Municipal “To Do’s”: Be enabling & accommodating, not restrictive & controlling
Engage and empower residents and business owners
Offer assistance and support on acquisition of funding, incentives, subsidies, etc., etc.
Align Phase In/Phase Out Options with Strategies that are Efficient, Effective and Equitable ? Reconsider how Best to Address:
Nuclear Refurbishing or New Construction
Development and use of Clean Coal Technology
Fast Tracking “Credible” Clean and Green Technologies
Transition from Restrictive to Enabling and Accommodating Regulatory and Incentive Policies