Katherine Ellsworth-Krebs, Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University has an important message in an article she wrote on The Conversation website: To reduce overall energy demand, we need to start looking much more closely at housing policy rather than improving technology in individual homes. This fits well with the work undertaken by the eceee and expressed … Continue reading The unsustainability of our houses getting larger
After an eceee summer study with the theme of sufficiency, it is good to see this column by the writer and philosopher, Julian Baggini, continuing the theme in The Guardian. As he writes, our desire to always go one better is natural but that doesn’t mean we should let it consume us with envy. What … Continue reading Bigger just means bigger; it doesn’t mean better
For years we have discussed the issue of sufficiency. The European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee) published a report on this in 2010 and continues to keep the discussion going. Lloyd Alter writes on the Treehugger website to further the discussion. What are your views? Efficiency is important, but it is time … Continue reading Is efficient sufficient?
Led by Dr. Adrian Muller, Senior Researcher at the Chair of Environmental Policy and Economics at the Institute for Environmental Decisions of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, an opinion paper attempts a new approach on what sufficiency may be, how it may be used and how rather not. The abstract states: Sufficiency is … Continue reading Understanding sufficiency