Category: Renewable Energy Cannot Sustain A Consumer Society


The third essential characteristic of the alternative way is that it must be very commu­nal, participatory and cooperative. Firstly, we must share many things. We could have a few stepladders, electric drills etc. in the neighbourhood workshop, as distinct from one in every house. Many goods and services would be produced by cooperatives. We would […]

The Primary Determinant: Need, Not Profit and Market Forces

In a satisfactory society the basic economic priorities must be decided by discussion and debate and deliberate, rational decision. Chapter 10 emphasised that market sys­tems cannot meet the most urgent needs or produce just or ecologically sustainable development, because they inevitably allocate resources to the highest bidder. It is axiomatic that if there are to […]