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Old 11-08-2018, 06:51 AM   #3627 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by RedDevil View Post
Consumption burns wealth. I am not poor thanks to restraint and intend to get richer by reducing consumption even more.
Gross Domestic Product right now pretty much equals Gross Domestic Burning since solar and wind represent only 3% of primary energy. And reducing personal direct consumption of energy by heating with wood and installing solar panels still leaves the majority of energy that we rely on embedded in the infrastructure of food production and delivery, roads and buildings, "jobs", internet, military, cruise ships, football stadiums, and luxury resorts.
Unless we move onto a local self sufficient homestead community where all food, clothing, housing, energy, comes from local renewable resources, and never ask for services from a hospital, police force, government, we are still using mass quantities of energy even with our new solar panels and electric car.
If everyone does a little by installing solar panels and buying an electric car, it adds up to... a little.
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