Energy Decent Action Planning
One of TRP’s goals is to begin the process for creating an Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) in 2012. An EDAP is a local plan for dealing with Peak Oil. It goes well beyond issues of energy supply, to look at across-the-board creative adaptations in the realms of health, education, economy and much more.An EDAP is a way to think ahead, to plan in an integrated, multidisciplinary way, to provide direction to local government, decision makers, groups and individuals with an interest in making the place they live into a vibrant and viable community in a post-carbon era.
The model EDAP for the Transition Movement has been The plan ‘Kinsale 2021: An Energy Descent Action Plan’, available for download at www.FuellingTheFuture.org. But there also are some examples of plans that have been carried out in the U.S.
Here are a few examples of Energy Descent Plans that we can use. We’ll keep adding to the list as more communities take steps to build resiliency and adaptation through their land use planning policies.