Net Energy, Ecology and Economics

Read about the potential hazards of a growth economy, the relationships between our economic systems and our biosphere, and the dangers of the coming energy shortage in this reprint of Professor Howard T. Odum's Energy, Ecology and Economics.

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Figure 6 A. Diagram showing how energy sources and energy loss pathways affect the balance of payments and general economic competition position of single country. Better balance results when one's own energy sources are better, and one's waste less.
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