Extract, Reverse, Capture
Adaptive infrastructure based on outdated energy productions is created using tools that take advantage of the varying climate of 2040. Los Angeles’ physical and social infrastructures need to reflect the reality of energy scarcity. Our strategy is to provide a framework of living that would be the new foundation for people to fill in - a model for a new way of living with climate change and uncertain weather patterns. The project takes existing oil extraction practices and reverses them - from carbon extraction to carbon sequestration.
The project will reclaim the Valero Oil Refinery and drill sites into alternative energy production and experimental carbon capture methods and Introduce car-exclusionary interventions around these production sites to remove public health risk. Programs of these interventions will demonstrate a new model for living with these alternative modes of energy production and carbon capture - food, housing, etc. Interventions are justified with real-world data and revenue studies to offset costs and generate profit from new energy production and resident health.