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Le Soir - Belgium | 21/05/2007

Robert Ayres on sustainable growth

In an interview conducted by Dominique Berns, the American economist Robert Ayres ponders how to reconcile economic growth and energy-saving. "If we project ourselves 40 or 50 years into the future, we can, from a technological point of view, envisage a scenario with low energy intensity, maybe even non-nuclear, in which the consumption of hydrocarbons and greenhouse gas could be reduced by 90%. The problem lies in changing from one model to another. .. We can manage, I believe, by following the road taken by Denmark and the Nordic countries. This implies turning to renewable energies far more efficiently than most countries do today; the use of public transport, car-sharing and cycling to replace most cars and trucks on the roads today; and the struggle against energy wasting, especially the heat produced by electric power stations."

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