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Since several of us favor conservation (or actual reduction) in energy and raw material use (especially in industrialized nations) it might be useful to discuss this as a separate topic.

For example, if a nation was to set a goal for reduced energy use (not energy per dollar GDP or some other misdirection) how would it be accomplished.

We had a side discussion the other day about the difficulty in getting working class people in the US to adopt compact fluorescent lamps as a replacement to incandescent bulbs. Image the resistance to real change.

  1. What are realistic goals at each point in time?
  2. What needs to be done to meet the goals?
  3. What government programs or legislation needs to be put in place?
  4. How is public attitude going to be changed?
  5. What are the consequences if the program fails or isn't undertaken?

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Tue Jan 9th, 2007 at 10:26:34 AM EST

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