[p2p-research] How (not) to resolve the energy crisis

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sun Nov 22 22:02:01 CET 2009

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 08:03:12PM -0700, Matt Boggs wrote:

> Increasing the share of renewable energy will not make us any less dependent
> on fossil fuels as long as total energy consumption keeps rising. Renewable

Please cite references for your claim.

> energy sources do not replace coal, oil or gas plants, they only meet (part
> of) the growing demand. The solution is simple: set an absolute limit to

That is a repetition of above assertion, not an argument.

> total energy production. Why should we not be able to cope in 2030 with the

How do you enforce that, especially among delinquent nations?

> amount of energy we consume today? 

Because there are a few billions of new hopefuls to join the rank
of consumers, chomping at the bit?
> More at the link:
> http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2009/11/renewable-energy-is-not-enough.html?u
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> [Matt Boggs] 

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