[DOWNLOAD] Efficiency Trap


One of the key tenets of the environmental movement is the need for greater efficiency in our use of dwindling natural resources especially coal natural gas and oil If our products are designed to be energy efficient so the thinking goes our environmental impacts will be reduced and our fossil fuels will last longer In this surprising new look at sustainability and conservation environmentalist Steve Hallett fossil fuels will last longer In this surprising new look at sustainability and conservation environmentalist Steve Hallett that this

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Efficiency TrapF the current supply chain Efficiency does have its place in specific areas such as Recycling And Home Insulation But and home insulation but will not work as a long term approach to our energy dilemma Yet recognizing the inevitable limits to our growth and the shortcomings of our current approach to addressing our dwindling resources is a necessary first step toward the establishment of sound environmental policy This realistic appraisal of
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Ency leads to consumption faster depletion of resources and ultimately stress on the planet This is the efficiency trap How do we avoid this trap of resources and ultimately stress on the planet This is the efficiency trap How do we avoid this trap suggests that we focus on protecting natural resources ecosystems and social systems by making them resilient Knowing that we have reached limits to growth we should work to decentralize energy delivery services to give homes and communities some measure of independence We can also build sustainable food systems by diversifying the food production landscape to address the vulnerabilities
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