Energy Trends and Choices to Make
Lovins suggests an end run
“Solving this problem is not really going to require international agreements so much as it’ll be driven by the private sector and civil society in co-evolution, sped by military innovation – in other words spread by effective institutions and end-running the ineffective ones….
How did China make energy efficiency its top strategic priority for national development in the Eleventh Five Year Plan in 2005.? It wasn’t because a treaty made them do it. There wasn’t one. It was because people like Wen Jiabao understood that otherwise China couldn’t afford to develop because the supply side would eat the budget. It was enlightened economic self interest.“
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