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Hard for leaders, no playbook.
We understand why it is hard for leaders to make specific proposals because specific proposals will mean that somebody somewhere gets less energy than they were getting. The results as we do not have many attempts to specify what we need to do to reach the goal of a 45% reduction in fossil fuel use by 2030. Unfortunately, it is already clear that cutting fossil fuel use by 45% by 2030 is not gonna come close to solving our climate problems, which are so much worse than we imagined even a year ago. But it's a place to start. So here is the proposal. We simply cut fossil fuel use by 10% per year to 2030. How to do it? It means that organizations distributing fossil fuels must cut delivery to the next level down 10% less this year than last. I realize that starting this late in 2022 is going to be a shock but it is what we need, going bigger, even bigger than Roosevelt's New Deal* but based on the same kind of strict regulation. This means a major effort at rationing through metering. This will force everyone to restructure their energy life. Painful. Scary. We did it at a smaller scale for WW2. Since everyone will try to get by, cutting this residual 55% will be the hardest.(assuming society remains as it is. No great disrupters. No war, no scalable inventions.) But remember, the goal is Gardenworld, small habitats for meeting human needs and, with artfulness, make them increasingly attractive.*
*from Chapter 6, What should we do, in Gardenworld Politics.