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The most obvious effect of high energy prices is less mobility. Mobility by car because in almost all cases the energy is used for the 'transportation' of just one person. Therefore mobility will certainly be severely hit by high energy prices. Mobility by plane also will be hit severely, although the energy costs are 'shared' with other passengers, yet the energy cost per person will by much more higher energy prices still to high for frequent/normal use. Professor D. Honnery (Monash University, Australia): "The car is doomed. Ultimately, we are going to have to move to a decentralized society where most people need to travel far less. People are going to have to fundamentally change the way they think about travel."

Author: Gijs Graafland

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