That may be true, but it also isn't at all the problem being discussed by the article JoshuaZ linked to.

  • The (alleged) problem you describe: implementing "better" sources of energy may cost more energy than they ever deliver, so that by any reasonable criterion they make things worse rather than better overall.
  • The (alleged) problem the linked article describes: implementing "better" sources of energy, even if in the long-enough run they save much more energy than they cost, may cost more in the short term than we can afford to use.

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it would have been better without the my-team-is-better-than-yours element.

I am not a team player :-D this was just a your-team-doesn't-want-to-look-there element :-)

I don't have links handy, sorry. I also suspect the research in this sphere is heavily politicized, so extra caution is warranted.

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by MrMind 1 min read31st Mar 2015180 comments


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