The Green Gap

In the Cold War, we feared a Missile Gap was a strategic weakness. Nowadays, we must awaken to the fact that the Green Gap is true strategic weakness: the nations whose economies will thrive in the coming years will not be those with the biggest factories, but those with the most sustainable, efficient, and ecological markets. What we require is a Strategic "Green Reserve" of ecological design to weather the coming changes that both climate and resource scarcity will force on the international economy.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Nova Scotia Ecological and Cooperative Links

Yes, I admit, this is research for my own purposes, but I have been looking at Nova Scotia as a place to build a cooperative. In large part because I would like to build a cooperative in Nova Scotia. I guess that is pretty self-evident by now.

All about cooperatives.

All about starting ecological businesses in Nova Scotia.

  • Dalhousie University has an incredible Eco-Efficiency Centre that supports small businesses.
  • There is a homegrown wind power company called Seaforth Energy that makes a durable 50kw turbine. In my native Alberta, solar is probably a better and more cost-effective manner of getting energy (much more sun there than most other places in Canada), but NS has loads of wind.
  • The Nova Scotia Department of Energy has a program for net metering as well as subsidy for getting renewable generations sources onto the grid.
Funky stuff in general.
And, last but not least, property porn.

That's just a start, I think I will start planning a little more openly in the coming days. Talking is winding down, actual planning is ramping up :)

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