TTM Energy Vision

1                   All have an active awareness of          ENERGY EFFICIENCY

                                                                   ENERGY CONSERVATION

 2  Voluntary installation aided by financial assistance where      appropriate has resulted in most houses having:

                   GOOD INSULATION

                   SOLAR HOT WATER

                   NON-ELECTRIC HEATING SYSTEMS WHERE                                             POSSIBLE

                   EFFECTIVE LOW TECHNOLOGY/ENERGY SYSTEMS                   SUCH AS CEILING CLOTHES DRYING RACKS

                   ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHTING

3  Photo-Voltaic power systems with grid intertie have been installed by enthusiasts.

4  Small light low cost probably limited range alternative powered      vehicles are the most see and used. Many of these are locally          made. This does not preclude the use of fossil fueled 'conventional'    transport where appropriate, but people are aware that this may fade       away.

5 Small to medium scale renewable energy systems – many          com- munity owned  - exist, these may be gas and garden nutrient producing biodigesters, biochar and gas producers, ecologically      sensitive run of river and stream hydropower generators feed       power to the national grid for (mostly) local use.

6 Community woodlots occur often on appropriate land.

 

          Where appropriate human energy is often used. Local food production, storage, processing, is much in evidence. Appropriate technology is widely used. High efficiency small scale wood burners have improved further. The national grid is retained as a valuable asset, particularly in times of emergency. Low energy longer distance travel and   transport systems are being developed.