Energy, growth, and altruism

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Abstract

Energy conservation is accomplished by removing energy inefficiency, improving the efficiency of our products, or by reorganizing our consumption priorities. These steps are inextricably linked into the realities of labor and capital distribution. Three dilemmas attendant to any major analysis of this situation must be faced: the economic value of energy as related to labor and capital, life-style changes associated with reducing energy consumption, and the energy that would be required by consumers when they redirect their income toward energy saving activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-197
Number of pages25
JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social Change
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Applied Psychology
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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