{P}rescriptions for a sustainable future – Rx 1 – 2023

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➡️ “The limits of renewable energy and the case for degrowth”
➡️ “Forget Tesla and electric cars. E-bikes are the future of transportation.”
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“𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡”
Philip Gauthier | Resilience.org


The move to a cleaner energy source is sometimes portrayed as rapid and simple.
✅ In reality, the combined proportion of solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, wind, tidal, and geothermal energy is still relatively modest.
✅ The energy transition has been hampered by five main factors: resources, intermittency, non-substitutability, money, and space. These challenges highlight the limitations of established wisdom and the impossibility of unending growth.
✅ Successful energy transition requires a shift in consumer preferences and lifestyles. Though degrowth presents additional challenges, it offers the best chance of achieving our goals without triggering a global climate crisis or worsening social inequalities.

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🔑 #growth #capitalism #consumerism #lifestyles #change #criticalthinking #strategy #sustainability

“𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐥𝐚 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐬. 𝐄-𝐛𝐢𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.”
Tony Ho Tran | Daily Beast


✅ E-bike advocates are hugely hopeful for the future of e-bikes as a viable alternative to cars.
✅ However, there are still obstacles to overcome, such as the car-centric infrastructure of many cities.
✅ Despite challenges, e-bikes are becoming increasingly popular and are seen as a viable option for reducing car usage and emissions. With the right incentives and infrastructure, e-bikes could revolutionize the way we get around.

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🔑 #e-bike #transportation #change #strategy #wellness #sustainability

In the infinity of the cosmos, our Earth might well be the only place where Life exists. Yet, we have devastated this miracle and are now poised at the edge of a frightening abyss of desolation. Every one of us needs to act, and act fast. The key word to continuing to enjoy the bounty of Life is “sustainability.” The Earth, as Mahatma Gandhi remarked, can satisfy all our needs but very little of our greed. This is an ongoing series of articles focusing on the issues of renewability and sustainability.

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