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Old 10-12-2019, 02:53 PM   #7434 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
So you attack the correlation; how being above my pay grade.
That would require making and distributing things using no energy. There have been efficiency improvements throughout the 80's and 90's. And Some European countries have reduced energy consumption while maintaining GDP production by featuring voluntary lifestyle austerity choices such as moving to a smaller apartment close enough to work that allows a bicycling commute. Much of the recent GDP growth is just debt that exists as investments so just looks good on paper. For now.
It is pretty much just physics. It takes energy to provide goods and services.