“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly”
True for any aspect of our lives, but particularly significant today with the rising cost of energy, in terms of dollars as well as the social and environmental consequences of our energy culture.
For decades we in the developed world have enjoyed an abundance that has been all too easy to take for granted; energy flowed into our homes, cars, and offices as if it would never run out.
Do we value our natural resources less and less as we use up more and more? At some point, will there by a much larger price to pay than we ever bargained for?