An Energy Descent Action Plan (EDAP) is a guide to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and reducing our carbon footprint over the next 20 years, during which we expect many changes associated with declining oil supplies and some of the impacts of climate change to become more apparent. In drafting an EDAP, authors should engage the community in dreaming and envisioning scenarios of a positive future beyond fossil fuels, and then work out the practical pathways by which we actually get there.
As of spring 2012, the Transition PDX EDAP project has been put on hold until people emerge with the time and talent to take leadership and move it forward. Much groundwork has already been laid, as evidenced by the links below.
Here are two links about the EDAP in general:
- Energy Descent Action Plans – A Primer
- Transition in Action: Totnes 2030, An Energy Descent Action Plan
Regarding creating an EDAP in our area, here are some existing planning efforts of note:
- City of Portland’s Peak Oil Taskforce Report
- Executive Summary of the 2010 Climate Action Plan (PDF)
- Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Local Energy Assurance Plan (LEAP)
- Multnomah Food Initiative
- Portland Plan and Transition PDX’s comments on the proposed plan