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Response to joshcryer (Reply #14)

Sat Feb 9, 2013, 08:18 AM

15. The global economy is expanding. The world population is still growing.

It's not ME who uses the energy, it's we - the global we. The system is global, not local, and has a lot of sectors that are growing and need energy. Jevons has nothing to do with it.

My region puts in more wind or nuclear or hydro or whatever, and stops bringing in coal to burn. So the coal we used to use or might have used if we hadn't built the wind or nuclear or hydro or whatever is promptly sold and shipped somewhere else that doesn't have enough wind or nuclear or hydro or whatever to meet their needs.

It's about growing global economies that in aggregate always seem to need more energy, and having multiple energy currencies like fossil fuels, or technologies like wind and nuclear that can be shipped around to meet those needs.

This isn't rocket science.

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