02 Sep 2012 to 02 Sep 2012
The worldwide slide towards accelerating climate change and the historical passing of the global conventional oil peak in 2006 in a fossil-fuel detemined world mean that past approaches to planning local change have become largely obsolete. The broad transition away from non-renewable fuels – source of some 90% of global commercial energy supply - is the most significant challenge of these times. Global urban and economic change demands powerful tools for mapping and projecting futures reliant entirely on endogenous local and regional, renewable sources. The Space-type Energy Model (STEM) illustrates a new class of essential geo-modelling tools.
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