Energy Solutions and Assistance for Small Urban Centers
Executive Director/ Project Manager, Bathurst Sustainable Development
285 St. Patrick Street, Bathurst, New Brunswick E2A1C9, Canada
1-506-548-2106 email@example.com www.bathurstsustainabledevelopment.com
|As all communities move forward into the deepest energy crisis the industrialized world has ever know, the remaining fossil fuel resource will be sold on the markets "to the highest bidder". As with all exploitation of Natural Resources, the full cost burden is always eventually passed on to the citizens. For those living in poverty, which is a growing number of our populations, what is the solution for their energy crisis? They cannot pay the escalating prices for vehicle fuel. They cannot pay the soaring utility costs. Social justice dictates that we must assist our communities to find solutions. Two small communities might implement in partnership with government, business and NGO's to assist their citizens are Public transit for small Urban Centers and making available residential solar energy grants as an incentive for homeowners partially converting to solar heating for their homes. |
The Solar Mapping Project: Bathurst Sustainable Development has completed a City wide assessment of all 5800 buildings in Bathurst, New Brunswick, to identify their Solar Suitability. We then fed this data into our GIS System to develop a Solar Map, accompanying Key Code and Assessment files for the public.
Bathurst Sustainable Development, a non profit environmental organization, is registered with the Government of Canada as an Energy Innovator. Using power point and paper maps, the technical information for each of these topics will be presented to the conference participants.