Re: photochemical advance

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Sun Dec 09 2001 - 20:43:26 MST

At 06:51 PM 12/9/01 -0800, James Rogers wrote:

>>Wouldn't it be smarter to try and create
>> energy consumers that are more efficient?

>[No], Because we are pretty close to the upper bounds of energy efficiency
from a
>physical engineering standpoint. ...
>There are some systemic improvements that would improve efficiency (e.g.
>distributed power rather than centralized in certain cases)

I'm no expert in this, but I don't believe that statement can be correct.
The energy that First World nations squander on air conditioning, for
example, could surely be slashed by some simple design/fashion
changes--roads and roofs that reflect heat in summer, tree planting for
seasonally appropriate cooling and pleasurable viewing in one convenient
package, wall & floor heat sinks, optimized air flow, all that.

Damien Broderick

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