Synopsis of "Efficiency's Promise: Too Good To Be True"
by David Owen
The efficiency at which energy is used would seem to be a fundamental method to reducing energy use. However, there is a contradicting principle in effect.
As efficiency is improved, people tend to make more use of the now more efficient process. The increased use results in increased energy consumption.
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