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User Info Reality vis-a-vis Energy And The Economy; entered at 2022-01-03 12:21:51
Posts: 171
Registered: 2021-06-24 New York
I think it was Amory Lovins who used to talk about negawatts, the energy that could be saved by spooling up conservation. That the eco-weenies aren't serious is reflected in the subsidy of electric transportation (disclosure: im a fan of the plug-In hybrid where capital investment offsets some of the inefficiency of running a car on gasoline only to turn that beautiful motion to heat when braking) instead of a crash program to insulate the living hell out of houses so as to cut energy expenditures.

This is not new technology. You could build passive solar houses with 70s technology where thermal mass would maintain a pleasant indoor temperature with up to three days of no sunshine, even in winter. But it requires planning, site evaluation, and a reliable unit of currency so you're not forced to assemble houses as quickly as possible to earn any sort of return. Untying money from energy in 1971/1973 has led to much strife.

Nature bats last. She bats 1.000, too.
2022-01-03 12:21:51