For years now experts have advocated more energy efficiency as the key to all of our energy problems. Whenever something tends to become more cheap and convenient, humans tend to consume more not less. As a result energy efficiency has allowed energy consumption to rise around the world. Tales from Iceland’s energy woes to the paradox of LED lights tells a dramatic story that points towards a radical solution: sustained reductions in energy usage overtime. The science says that it just might make us happier beings.
Andrew Nikiforuk writes for the Tyee and other publications and is the author of "Slick Water", which won the 2016 US Science In Society Journalism Award.
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