If a picture speaks a thousand words, a multimedia-packed, animation-filled interactive town must speak a million. Which is why Greenpeace UK has launched EfficienCity (like Sim City, but greener) to explain exactly what decentralised energy is and how it works in practice (which can otherwise be a wordy business).
UK residents can find out how to make their own town climate friendly. Pretty cool.
I wonder how difficult it would be to translate it to a New Zealand context.
We don't have nuclear power in New Zealand or even much debate about whether it is an option but in terms of distributed energy generation and renewable energy options most of the same principles apply.
Check it out at http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/files/efficiencity