Measured Against Reality

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Capitalism, energy consumption, and waste

Here's a great article from Reason on a company reducing its energy consumption voluntarily to save money.

The short summary is: reducing waste (whether its energy or emissions) reduces costs, and capitalism is all about reducing costs. The market is (at this point) an environmentalist's friend (except in the cases where waste is cheaper, but energy use is not one).

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