Embodied Energy – What the Heck is It.

I remember observing in a course on development studies that the material wealth of the developed world represented the embodiment of the North’s debt to the south. Energy, raw materials, extraction writ large. Did balancing the ledger mean deconstructing the North? Logically – it cannot. On the other hand the notion of embodied energy is a useful way to think about consumption.

 

What Is Embodied Energy and Why Does It Matter? : TreeHugger

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