Entropy,the law ignored by economics

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« Entropy law
applies to economics,    position

explain why ecology constr...
Entropy law...
         nd
...is the 2 principle of Thermodynamics, a branch of
Physics.
...stipulates that entropy of a c...
...applies to economics,...
- since the economic process degrades per se limited
natural ressources (low entropy) to produ...
...explain why ecology constrains
                economy...
- Man's economic war is focused on low entropy.
- Low entropy...
& therefore eco-innovating should not be
trying to fight against the entropy law »:
- We, the people, do not produce energ...
this viewpoint is promoted in a few
                sectors.
- carsharing sector: much energy is squandered.

- Human-Powe...
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Entropy The Law Ignored By Economics Joseph Iturbide 1 10 2009

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The entropy law and its consequences on approaching the boundaries of eco-innovation.

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Entropy The Law Ignored By Economics Joseph Iturbide 1 10 2009

  1. 1. Entropy,the law ignored by economics Outline: « Entropy law applies to economics, position explain why ecology constrains economy & therefore eco-innovating should not be implication trying to fight against the entropy law »: this viewpoint is promoted in some sectors. impact & influence
  2. 2. Entropy law... nd ...is the 2 principle of Thermodynamics, a branch of Physics. ...stipulates that entropy of a closed system rises constantly. quantiy of bounded (=unserviceable) energy measure of disorder. Thermal water in seawater is unserviceable energy: boats cannot use it to sail. A piece of coal is serviceable energy: it can be transformed in heat or mechanical work. ...can be experienced!
  3. 3. ...applies to economics,... - since the economic process degrades per se limited natural ressources (low entropy) to produce joie de vivre and waste (high entropy), - do not produce nor use matter-energy - and is about absorbing matter-energy to reject it: what enter in the economic process is valuable natural ressources and what is rejected is waste without value plus a flow of joie de vivre. This flow exists as long as it is fed with low entropy taken in the environment: everything that has a economic value -be it a fruit, clothes or furniture- has a highly organized structure, i.e. a low entropy.
  4. 4. ...explain why ecology constrains economy... - Man's economic war is focused on low entropy. - Low entropy is rare is the environment: a piece of coal can only be used once. - Economy: management of the house(-Earth). Ecology: study of the house(-Earth). => can you manage something you do not know? From ignoring ecology economy each other ecology economy to holding a dialogue ecology towards integration. economy
  5. 5. & therefore eco-innovating should not be trying to fight against the entropy law »: - We, the people, do not produce energy, neither in firms nor as human beings: Sun only does it, directly or indirectly. - Natural ressources are like a dowry Earth bring with: but do we want to cherish her for herself or run away with the dowry. - Think inside the box-Earth - Our limits as Biosphere member as framework for thinking about eco-innovation.
  6. 6. this viewpoint is promoted in a few sectors. - carsharing sector: much energy is squandered. - Human-Powered Vehicule sector: use of endomatic energy. - Passiv houses real estate: lower the energy consumption

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