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Strategic Planning for Energy Transitions

The Unconventional Boomtown: Updating the Impact Model to Fit New Spatial and Temporal Scales: Journal article (23 pages) on the  need for a new model of the impacts of energy development on communities.

Transitioning to Renewable Energy: Development Opportunities and Concerns for Rural New York.  Journal article (7 pages) on implications of renewable energy development for rural New York.

Overview & Checklist of Municipal Energy Planning Strategies in New York State:  CaRDI  5 page summary of the state of integration of energy issues into municipal planning in NYS as of 2012 (see next item also).

Energy Strategies & Objectives in New York State Municipal Comprehensive Plans:  CaRDI list by municipality  of energy related topics as they were integrated into municipal planning documents as of 2012 (see previous item also).

What to Consider When Planning for Local Energy Development:  CaRDI 2 page summary of Cornell community energy planning guide (see next item also).

Energy Choices: Planning Guide for Communities and Individuals:   Cornell 20 page (plus appendices) guide to comparing energy options (see previous item also).

Energy Choices - Energy Source Spreadsheet:  Excel spreadsheet for comparing community energy options (see previous item also).

Estimating Local Energy Consumption:  Links to various data sources useful for this purpose (see previous item also).

Energy Transition: A Systems Approach Including Marcellus Shale Gas Development: Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future sponsored this 26 page (plus appendix)  look in 2011 at key issues needing to be addressed in shale gas development and in energy transitions more generally.

How will rural areas contribute to America’s energy transitions?:   Tom Johnson’s 2011 PowerPoint presentation.

"The Heat is On: From Subways to Dairy Barns, Is New York Ready for Climate Change?":  CaRDI 2 page 2011 Research and Policy Brief highlighting key findings of the ClimAID roadmap to prepare New York State for adapting to climate change.  

Community Energy: Planning, Development and Delivery: The International District Energy Association’s 59 page review of the development of district energy projects.

The Solarize Guidebook: A Community Guide to Collective Purchasing of Residential PV Systems:  The U.S. Department of Energy’s  32 page guide.