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Transition News September 2013

Welcome to the September update on TransitionNC news, events, stories and discussions.

Another information packed newsletter for your enjoyment and education to enjoy when the rain arrives !

Forthcoming events:

4Sep2013: Renewable energy farm proposals at Week St Mary: a combined wind and solar farm. Up to 14 wind turbines and 80 acres of solar panels with a combined potential output of 47MW, enough electricity to power around 19,600 homes -
11Sep2013: Cornwall Council public consultation- Launceston -
14Sep2013: Restart! Repair Workshop: special one-day event -
17Sep2013: Café Scientifique-Energy sustainability in practice: Whole farm approach to sustainable farming without fossil fuels -
19 -21 Sep 2013: Wadebridge Energy Futures, Town Hall: Our town, our energy, our future … what’s your view? -
22Sep2013: Open Day, sustainability and resilience in practice: Visitors will be able to touch and feel, see and ask questions about all our renewable energy devices and all the whats/ hows and whys -
Transition Lostwithiel News- September 2013: various Lostwithiel events -
Transition Penwith Information: September 2013: various events in September -
2 Oct2013: Cornwall Council public consultation- Bude -
9 Oct2013: Cornwall Council public consultation- Camelford -

All these and others listed in

Major news stories and opinions from the past month include:
Local action on climate change: Fit for Purpose?: A discussion paper from Chris Church, Chair, Low Carbon Communities Network -
Greener living unlocked: Open Days nationwide: Heritage Open Days -
Records For Arctic Ice Melt, Greenhouse Gas Emissions In 2012: The year 2012 was a terrible time for the planet -
Three Major Energy Trends to Watch: Amid the chaos, some orderly strands can be discerned -
We are consigning hundreds of coastal cities to destruction: Who cares? -
Could sustainability learn from the civil rights movement?: The civil rights movement forced radical change to the status quo; the sustainability movement is failing to do the same -
Seven facts you need to know about the Arctic methane timebomb: Dismissals of catastrophic methane danger ignore robust science -
Waiting on new climate deal 'will set world on a path to +5C: The world cannot afford to wait for a new global climate change agreement to come into force in 2020, because doing so will mean an end to hopes of limiting global warming to moderate levels -
Solar will get to grid parity within four years-
Local Economic Blueprint: potential of community resilience: ‘Totnes & District Local Economic Blueprint‘ can be downloaded for free. The Blueprint is the first attempt that I am aware of to map in detail a local economy and to put a value on the potential benefits of an increased degree of localisation. If you like, it identifies “the size of the prize” of Transition. -
Feral elites and the culture of ‘I’m worth it’: uncritical admiration for unfettered markets, disdain for the public sector, the delusion of endless growth have been the ideological handmaiden to the creation of contemporary elite entitlement culture. Challenges now facing us, to include environmental imperatives which have been scandalously undervalued and airbrushed as we panic about economic growth in a fundamentally unstable economic system, we must question how far we can tolerate entitlement cultures which serve to undermine us all -

Many more news and comment stories at and

News and events for farmers are here:
The future of farming: GM crops on organic farms: Society will have to rethink its attitudes to GM technology -
How to farm properly: We – humanity; the world – need to produce, distribute, and generally treat our food in quite a different way, because the way we do things now is a disaster on every front -
New crop technology to eliminate use of fertilisers: major new technology , which enables all of the world's crops to take nitrogen from the air -
Allan Savory: Grassland ecosystem pioneer: works to promote holistic management in the grasslands of the world -

The library of Learning Resources:

The New Economy in 20 Enterprises: REconomy Project has just published a fantastic new report -
Snake Oil: Fracking's False Promise of Plenty casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype -
174 Global Warming & Climate Change Myths: Here is a summary of global warming and climate change myths, sorted by recent popularity vs what science says -
STEPHEN KING: When the money runs out: Western economies may never recover from the financial crisis -
ENERGY and the Delusion of Endless Growth : Every peak oil-aware person out there knows the difficulty of convincing the energy unaware of energy crisis -
plus Personal Energy Descent Plan, some very useful pointers that you may not have thought of yet.
So you think you have a pension? - you'd better think again
The Post Carbon Reader: Managing the 21st Century : a fantastic book, 500 page encyclopaedia of current thinking
and others in
Latest blog:
Farms need to provide large proportion of UK energy:

Elsewhere on the website you will find articles and discussions such as these

immerSUN: use up ALL of your PV/turbine electricity:
Do you have PV panels on your roof? Do you run a windturbine on your land? If so then you really should get an immerSUN. The immerSUN unit monitors the electricity which is about to be exported to the grid by your renewable energy device(s) and diverts it to your immersion heater, night storage heaters or similar. It will double or triple the amount of your renewable energy used in your own home. -

The really, really big picture: economic growth: There isn't going to be enough net energy for the economic growth we want, by Chris Martenson -
Ten Charts That Make Clear The Planet Just Keeps Warming-
Model for Cornish Energy Independence -
Cornish Devolution : the whys and what for's of Cornish devolution and Cornish Assembly with law making powers - an essential step to safeguard our few advantages for the benefit of Cornwall residents: food and renewable energy

The Organisations Directory now includes Greeniversity, The Cornish Green Party, Deep Green Resistance at

Here is our Local Food Directory: and Renewable Energy Directory:

And finally, Transition Ideas and Solutions:, including
Preparing Your Firewood Supply -
Living on the Land - at Last! by Patrick Whitefield -
Stories of the Great Turning, Joanna Macy: including a story by Celia Sousek about Cottage Farm -
Energy Storage for Grid Connected PV/Wind Systems: Never be without power -

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