Navigating the Way Out of Fossil Fuel Dependence
Thursday, June 21, 2007 at 6 pm
Hearing Room 1, Oakland City Hall
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
You’re invited to attend the June 21st public meeting of the Oil Independent Oakland (OIO) By 2020 Task Force, which will include the presentation Navigating the Way Out of Fossil Fuel Dependence, by Prof. Peter V. Schwartz, Cal Poly Physics Department, San Luis Obispo.
Prof. Schwartz will present his most current work with Santa Barbara’s Community Environmental Council, whose goal is a net zero consumption of fossil fuel in Santa Barbara county by 2033 (see www.fossilfreeby33.org), and therefore a zero emitter of CO2. This nonprofit organization has sponsored numerous technical studies exploring renewable energy production and energy conservation. This presentation brings together the information of the technical studies, exploring the future mix of tangible energy sources that can render the central coast carbon neutral. Wind power plays pivotally into the production of renewable energy, and methods of mitigating the power source’s variability are discussed along with demand response mechanisms. GREET (Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation) is used to estimate vehicle turnover rates and future fleet mileage as well as alternate fuel penetration. Lastly, we estimate the resulting significant savings to the consumers. Santa Barbara constitutes approximately 1% of California’s population and energy consumption. The analysis is in progress and will hopefully be extended to San Luis Obispo as well as Ventura, and displayed as an example/challenge for other communities, including Oakland.
For more information regarding this presentation, please contact Marisa Arrona, OIO Task Force Coordinator and Policy Aide to Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel, at (510) 238-7031 or [email protected].
The June 21st OIO Task Force meeting will also include a presentation by Task Force Member Ian Kim (Reclaim The Future Policy Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights) entitled "Green Jobs and Eco-Equity,” as well as Status Reports from the four Task Force Working Groups on Transportation, Land Use and Infrastructure, Food and Materials, and the Port of Oakland. The complete agenda is available on-line at the OIO Task Force website: http://www.oaklandnet.com/Oil/default.html.
Official Website: http://www.oaklandnet.com/Oil/default.html
Added by marisaarrona on June 19, 2007