Toronto

by Craig Morris

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Energy democracy: how a grassroots movement became German energy policy – and why that matters!

401 Richmond St. West, Toronto M5V 3A8 (@ Spadina)

FREE – pre-registration is required as seating is limited:
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Join Craig Morris for a discussion of why the benefits of the energy transition will make the world a better place — and why climate campaigners should view lower CO2 emissions as the cobenefit.

The climate and energy debate generally focuses on carbon emissions, labeling other aspects as “co-benefits.” But conventional industry is ready to discontinue the energy transition whenever society is. Without a bottom-up push, there will be less innovation and sustained commitment. And a purely technical focus on breakthroughs, overlooks “sufficiency” — changes in behavior and walkable cities are more important than electric vehicles.