Energy -- "real" needs

From: Ralph Lewis (
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 14:16:59 MDT

I wonder how much energy used is "real" need vs. "frivolous" use.

We hear a lot about commuting and car pooling but as I look at energy use a lot
of travel is not productive and has a negative or zero return.

I am thinking about vacations, trips to relatives (I wonder how much energy
has been used by parents constant whine "when am I going to see you again"),
recreational boating, aviation, consumer sports attendance, etc.

At least in Los Angeles, weekend traffic is often worse that workday traffic.


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