The UK branch of Greenpeace has put a model of an ideal city of the future online. The virtual town called EfficienCity shows with animations, videos and lots of information how a climate friendly city might look like. It generates its own energy decentralized from local renewable resources vs. receiving it from a centralized grid of nuclear or coal power plants. Greenpeace uses this Sim-City of Energy to demonstrate a way to lower greenhouse gas emissions, towards a more secure energy supply, cheaper electricity and heating bills and a whole new attitude towards energy.
Have look and spread the word…
More information on the Greenpeace UK web site.
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