You may think this is a a stupid question to ask right now, but many people were asking this same question when Transition was starting back in the more buoyant years of 2005 and 2006. While we felt more prosperous back then, many were concerned that our economy lacked resilience. People thought the economic system on which we now depend was poorly equipped to deal with shocks such as sudden rises in oil price, or energy shortages.
Energy use has always been linked to our economic growth.Transition challenges the idea of conventional economic growth.Transition proposes new ways to regenerate the economy by emphasizing the availability of local produce and thus reducing businesses and services dependence on fossil fuels. This could be hugely economically advantageous to our local communities, with significant potential for more local skills and employment.