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Expansio ad Absurdum

In 1977 I had the pleasure of Wolf Hafele's hospitality atIIASA while writing Soft Energy Paths. I have since been followinghis group's activities and looking forward to seeing what their protracted and costly energy study might produce. Already being extensively publicized as a careful, comprehensive, and objective assessment of long-term energy options, valuable for both policy makers and their constituents, the IIASA study is being given considerablecredence by the credulous, and often the benefit of the doubt by those too busy, bemused, or inexpert to dig into its bulky technical details.

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Energy Specializations: Energy Access – Sustainable Development and Distributed Energy

JEL Codes:
Q01 - Sustainable Development

Keywords: Energy conservation, Energy policy

DOI: 10.5547/ISSN0195-6574-EJ-Vol2-No4-2

Published in Volume 2, Number 4 of The Quarterly Journal of the IAEE's Energy Economics Education Foundation.