Efficiency

Let’s say you could build a new plant for a billion dollars to produce energy. Let’s say, for that same cost, you could introduce efficiencies (insulating, heat pumps, hybrid cars…) to reduce the need for an equivalent amount of energy. Which is the better choice? To the businessman, the power plant is better because it is a concentrated business opportunity. To the environmentalist, the efficiency is better because it has no greenhouse gas emissions and it conserves energy resources for the future.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)