23 Apr '11, 8pm

Assessing the energy implications of political intervention

Assessing the energy implications of political intervention

implications, however, a narrower definition of 'intervention' is needed. Interventions that can be assessed using the methods outlined here must be discrete events with predictable outcomes. The installation of a solar panel can therefore be treated as an intervention while diffuse movements such as Transition Towns cannot. Ideally, the intended effects of intervention should be verifiable and not purely speculative so they can be evaluated in subsequent studies. In the href="http://e-futures.group.shef.ac.uk/publications/pdf/111_Lovelace%20Assessing%20the%20energy%20implications%20o%20freplacing%20car%20trips%20Feb%202011.pdf">paper mentioned above, the testability of our assumptions about how the cycling rate would respond to different policies is an example of this: will the data follow the sigmoidal form projected on page 8? We'll have a pretty good idea later this de...

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