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Response to GliderGuider (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 05:13 AM

14. I think that's a bit wonky GG.

As long as energy is available and affordable to somebody, if it's not being used, the system is not maximizing power intake and will adapt to correct that situation.


There is only so much energy an individual can use. I mean... turn on all your lights, all your appliances, every single thing that requires electricity in your home. There. You've just met your maximum quanta of energy expenditure. Now you might say, "hey, I'm energy efficient and I actively act to not use energy" or something like that, but the point stands, because even if that's true, you still have an upper bound of physical energy consumption. It helps that you live in the developed world and have already accessed the highest standard available (so you can't reasonably say that you have the potential to grow your energy needs further).

Of course, this all hearkens back to the Jevons thread where everybody got it wrong, so... :twisted:

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