What econologic? Written by Christophe Martz in June and revised in November 2004 2006 2016 and May
Introduction and Definition
The econology the neologism is a contraction of the words: economy and ecology. This is a new term that is born in the early 2000 when the public began to realize the impact of human activities on the earth's eco-system. Christophe Martz created the site as soon Econologie.com 2003 to democratize the concept of econology.
Un forum attended by tens of thousands of members interested in econologic. The discussions are many and varied: the management of water to the insulation through gardening or eco-driving ...
The purpose of the site is Econologie.com to discover and democratize econology by showing that it is possible to (re?) reconcile economics (s) and ecology.
The term economy must be taken both in the sense of saving money than in its broadest sense: all activities of a human community on the production, distribution and consumption of wealth.
Thus, in light of recent weather events (but not only because econologic not just about global warming), it is urgent to be born a global economy taking into account the environmental impact in a systematic way. And if we do not we now cover it, we will pay later ...
Many leaders, industrialists and politicians, see in ecology (and environmental) an obstacle to economic growth! This is wrong on condition technological and organizational developments wise! Rather éconologiques some solutions would reduce the unemployment problem in some areas ... and revive abandoned industrial centers.
The only loser would econology people living exhaustion and mess of planetary resources. Unfortunately, these are people who are currently pulling the strings of the world and the economy ... These affluent develop further very significant social inequality (as mankind has never known ...) ...
The econology? OK but how?
All "simply" by political, technological, organizational or current consumption choices no longer based on the depletion of resources but on sustainability.
The technological and organizational innovation, which is currently constrained by inertia and economic interests in place, we would develop a real econological company! Examples of such bridles, such as electric vehicles, are obvious. (See the example of GM EV1)
Global warming is the current sword of Damocles of humanity! Research, but especially the development of sustainable energy "solutions", are sorely lacking.
It is time to systematically apply the concept sustainable development... In its broadest sense.
The econology also aims especially to consume less fossil resources of a purely social point of view in order to leave future generations.
The econology is only for industrial and policy makers?
No, econologic is a way of thinking for all ... It also intends to believe environmentalists who do not necessarily take into account the efficiency and economic cost (and global ecological) of a particular technological solution. Develop a system or if clean technology is such, that is not effective enough or that will never depreciate is heresy.
The argument of the anti-nuclear, who dream of replacing nuclear with wind turbines is the best example. Neither environmentally nor technologically or economically solve the wind is not viable in the short and medium term ... unless completely rethink our consumption patterns and industrial ...
Currently, there are no quick fixes in the field of energy and each solution has to be seen in all its aspects and not only with arguments that suit one party or the other!
And the future?
We are in a society where fossil energies dominate the field of energy, with his head of course, oil. The financial benefits of these fossil fuels currently plaguing the development of alternatives: too much loss to those who benefit ...
We do not think that humanity will one day find a replacement "natural" to oil, ie a source of energy as inexpensive and abundant. We believe that the future in the near and medium term will consist of a "patchwork" of alternatives to fossil energies with a common denominator: parsimony and the reduction of current energy scarcity ...
Finally briefly, what econologic defends?
The econology wants to defend, in all areas of human activity, the following points:
- Reducing the environmental impact of our lifestyles (at all levels) while maintaining a quality of life almost similar.
- Reducing the dependency of our society on fossil fuels.
- Reducing consumption of fossil fuels.
- The research of alternative fuels to fossil fuels.
- R & D of technology solutions to satisaire énergievores least, the previous points.
- R & D organizational solutions more "enviromentaly friendly" (environmentally friendly), such as, for example, waste management.
For this, econologic currently would advocate and as quickly as possible to Energy pay a fair price (It has never been cheap based on the average purchasing power) ...
Christophe Martz, ENSAIS engineer, Jun 2004, 2006 revision in November and May 2016