Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Energyville is an online, simulation game where you plan the energy policy for your city. You select the energy mix for a city that has a mass transit, residential and commercial buildings and a few other things you would expect in a modern city. You choose from solar, wind, biomass etc and are rated on your impact on the economy, security and the environment. I played the scenario once and found that I couldn't power my city without petroleum. The game is sponsored by Chevron and it says "Game is not to scale and events are conjectured" so take that as you will. I think it is a useful excrecise for people who have absolutely no understanding or knowledge of energy policy and urban energy issues. Take a look and try it out. A good way to kill a few minutes during the work day.