The Case for Conservation
October 31, 2012
Sooner or later we must make conservation the centerpiece of economic and energy policy. Energy conservation is the best strategy for pre-adapting to an energy-constrained future and our best hope for averting economic, social, and ecological ruin. The transition to a more durable and resilient but lower-energy economy will go much better if we plan it, and the shift to a conserver society could hold benefits for people as well as for nature.
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).