Global Issues >> Myths
"There is no energy shortage, there is no energy crisis, there is a crisis of ignorance."
Here is where you find the details on why the GENI Initiative is such a compelling argument against energy myths and misconceptions.
Typically, energy conservation increases after rollout blackouts. During the 2001 California energy crisis, a former governor's spokeswoman, Hilary McLean, said: "We're still encouraging businesses and residents to use energy conservation measures, to try to avoid using energy during peak hours, to use more energy-efficient lighting and appliances," and "So yes, while we've made tremendous progress on the energy front, we're not out of the woods, so we need every Californian to keep pitching in and doing their part." The problem with this statement is not the effort imposed by conservation, but the fact that such an "energy crisis" cannot be solved in the long run by conservation alone.
So, what can sustainably help our "energy crisis"? Interconnected grids and renewable energy sources.
KEYWORDS ON SCARCITY AND CONSERVATION
Environmental myths: environmental scarcity | energy scarcity | earth misconceptions | Non-renewable resources |
Energy conservation: conservation tips | home energy savings | electricity conservation | environmental conservation | water conservation project | conservation of electricity | integrated conservation research |
Conservation of Natural Resources: water and soil conservation | conservation biology | wildlife conservation | conservation reserve programs | biodiversity | residential habitat conservation plan | endangered species |
Government organizations on conservation: Department of conservation | USDA Natural Resources Conservation | California conservation corps | US Soil Conservation Service | Department of Environmental Conservation | Natural Resources Conservation Service | National Park Conservation |
Other conservation organizations: Energy Conservation Corporations | International Institute for Energy Conservation | Conservation International | Conservation Corps | World Conservation Union | Coastal Conservation Association | Journal of Conservation Biology | United Conservation Club |