02 Apr '11, 4am

Future historians will debate the date #coal & #nuclear power plants became a memory. It is closer than you think.

Future historians will debate the precise moment at which the age of giant coal and nuclear power plants passed unmourned into memory, even as global oil consumption began a sustained decline. But it is closer than you think. It will happen because better options already are displacing these increasingly quaint relics of the previous century. Leading the list is our fastest, cheapest and cleanest source of new energy supply: energy efficiency, a term encompassing all the ways we’ve found to get more work out of less energy. Since 1973 (the year of the first huge global oil supply disruption), our economy has tripled in size while our energy use has increased by only a third. This required efficiency improvements in everything from refrigerators to automobiles, even as we cut by more than half the amount of energy required to produce a dollar’s worth of economic output. If ...

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