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The Case for Conservation

Richard Heinberg

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).

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The Case for Conservation —… by Post Carbon Institute