This slideshow presentation was prepared for the recent Feasta Climate Group weekend. It discusses the problems associated with a biofuel-based economy and the challenges of being a lecturer in ecological economics. The presentation makes use of the heart as a metaphor for the energy sector of the economy, as advocated by energetics analysts Mario Giampietro and Kozo Mayumi. The analysis is applied to the ZeroCarbonBritain 2030 proposals.
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Nick Bardsley lectures in climate change economics at the School of Agriculture Policy and Development at the University of Reading. He is interested in ecological and behavioural economics, particularly deepening understanding of energy “rebound effects” and evidence that contradicts received theories of economic behavior. He is a co-author of the Feasta book Sharing for Survival.