Planning for Energy Self-Reliance: A Case Study of the District of Columbia

Planning for Energy Self-Reliance: A Case Study of the District of Columbia

Date: 17 Apr 1978 | posted in: Energy | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This was the first study to track the flow of energy-related dollars through an urban economy and the impact on this flow from an aggressive energy efficiency and solar energy initiative.  The study concluded that 85 cents of every energy dollar left the city, a far higher leakage than from any other household expenditure. The study also estimated the rooftop space available in DC for solar and the economic impact of energy efficiency.

By David Morris, Brian Beyer, Charles Dana, Eric Fersht and John Plunkett, first published in 1978.

 

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David Morris is co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and currently ILSR's distinguished fellow. His five non-fiction books range from an analysis of Chilean development to the future of electric power to the transformation of cities and neighborhoods.  For 14 years he was a regular columnist for the Saint Paul Pioneer Press. His essays on public policy have appeared in the New York TimesWall Street Journal, Washington PostSalonAlternetCommon Dreams, and the Huffington Post.