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Can the economics of energy consumption be de-linked from the economics of development?
Humans need to eat just 3000 calories a day to survive comfortably....but they spend a million calories of energy to produce that 3000 calories of food...in addition there is the 20,000 calories of energy spent on domestic utilities and personal transport fuel per capita per day.
With all the technology at our command there surely must be known scientific and resource optimization ways to make food production less energy intensive and personal transport less fuel consuming.
Any companies addressing these profligacy issues in their business models would probably do very well in times to come. As an illustration, is there a real need to ferry a 70 kilo human along with a 1500 kilo car when only the human needs to move...the car movement is a real waste....