Squanderable abundance

Energy conservation? Forget it. The goal, says Bob Metcalfe, should be to produce “squanderably abundant, cheap and clean energy.”

That’s exactly right. No one can understand the energy debate — or any technology or policy debate, really — without understanding this fundamental Metcalfe insight, which is also the big theme of the best book on energy, Peter Huber’s and Mark Mills’ The Bottomless Well.

Squanderable abundance. Supply creates its own demand. That is the motto of this blog.

Comments are closed.