Sustainable NE Seattle

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Larry Gales
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  • Seattle, WA
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What parts of our mission are you interested in (for example, growing food/food security, appropriate energy technologies, transportation, community building, etc.)?
Energy and transportation. In particular, promoting the use of electric bicycles, e-bikes, for commuting and local urban travel
How do you see yourself being involved with Sustainable NE Seattle? What skills, talents and passions are you willing to share?
A passion and knowledge in the areas of energy, sustainability, and transportation, I have a PhD (computer science), but am now retired and wish to promote the use of energy efficient living and transportation
List other affiliations/groups that you participate in with similar missions.
SEVA (Seattle Electric Vehicle Association, and Energy Transitions Northwest ( )
Lake Forest Park
How did you hear about us?
Cathy Tuttle

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An Affordable Zero Energy Off-Grid House + EV Combination

An Affordable Zero Energy Off-Grid House + EV Combination

In an increasingly crowded, complex, resource scarce, and globally interdependent world, long supply lines for energy, water, and food become perilous and subject to natural and man-made disruptions. A return to a more local and self-reliant method of resource use may be a better approach than large centralized scenarios.


In an earlier report, see:



Posted on May 29, 2011 at 12:05pm

The Effects of a Drastic Reduction in Energy on the American Lifestyle

We investigate the effects on the American lifestyle of a drastic reduction in remote site energy supply in two areas: operating residences and operating automobiles, which together consume more than one third of all the energy used in the United States. Specifically, we look at the effects of a 10-to-20 fold (more than 1000 per cent) reduction in energy coming from the electrical grid, natural gas, oil, and gasoline.  We compare and contrast the costs (without any subsidies)  and…


Posted on May 29, 2011 at 12:17am

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At 5:02am on May 25, 2011, Leo Brodie said…
Welcome Larry! I went to one of the Energy Transitions NW meetings and have been getting emails every since. Very much enjoying the current thread, and your contributions to it. Your expertise is welcome here.

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