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Henry, after crawling along in stop-and-go traffic on L.A.'s notorious 405 freeway one day, and noticing that one in three cars around me had an "Uber" or "Lyft" sticker in the back window, I'm having a hard time imagining a future of reduced energy consumption - even if the cars are autonomous.
Disagree. Energy efficiency is a topping of the cake, but one must have the cake first. The cake is energy supply. That is how I understand the relationship, although I am firmly believe that the saved megawatt-hour cost is just the tenth of generated megawatt-hour .
Agreed that energy efficiency can't come before energy supply, but efficiency isn't the frosting on top (nice to have) but rather a filler that requires less cake to be used in the first place. By replacing some demand with efficiency measures, you reduce the total energy supply required (obviously to a natural limit-- efficiency won't solve all, and you don't want filler...
Great move. Energy efficiency pays off forever and is much less cost. I made my home more efficient which reduced the amount of solar I need to be energy positive year around. Do you list the biggest payback things they can do? I find low cost things like more insulation and radiant barrier are the best.