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8 Major Ways to Use Today’s Technology to Lower Energy Usage: (and They Are Not Solar, Wind, and Nuclear) by Edward H. Ayres, Robert U. Ayres

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8 Major Ways to Use Today’s Technology to Lower Energy Usage

(And They Are Not Solar, Wind, and Nuclear)

Robert U. Ayres & Edward H. Ayres

We envision a national energy strategy that entails eight main components. Of these, one (increased energy efficiency of consumer products, including automobiles) has received serious attention in the media. Two others (increased energy efficiency in buildings and industrial plants, and decentralized electric power) have received moderate attention in the industrial world and technical or academic literature, but very little public discussion. Very few people know the other five. Yet all eight of these components have proved productive in real-world applications. None are the kinds of speculative or far future ...

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