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Conservation is beautiful: give the same prosperity/welfare for less energy/resources, but conservation only have marginal effects. Example: an airplane that uses 10% less fuel is a huge improvement, but that 90% fuel use will still be too expensive in time of expensive energy. An airco that operates by a complete different technological concept that uses 75/90% less energy is a huge improvement (see the Outliners section of this report for some data on the inventor). These type (25-10%) of energy quantities can be harvested in a sustainable prosperity focused environment. Conservation is not the real answer, it's just an nice side effect of high prices. Operational/technological changes hold the real answers.

Author: Gijs Graafland

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