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The Conservation of Energy Is a Principle Worth Honoring. Let’s Start by Installing Triple-Pane Windows

Rather than generate more energy with exotic technologies, we could save it with proven ones, like insulation

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The Conservation of Energy Is a Principle Worth Honoring. Let’s Start by Installing Triple-Pane Windows
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The lust for untested technological fixes is the curse of energy policy. Take your pick: self-driving solar-powered cars, inherently safe nuclear minireactors, or genetically enhanced photosynthesis.

Why not start with what is proven? Why not simply reduce the demand for energy, beginning with residential and commercial buildings?

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