Question: How to conduct an energy audit, comparing physical labour to electricity to fossil fuels to machinery.
– Look up specific instructions for conducting an energy audit online.
– Goal: a system that produces more than it consumes over its lifetime.
– Need to consider things like what it takes to make steel, the labor to install something, the requirements of running electricity, how long a tool lasts, etc.
– Living systems, done correctly, will self-replicate to provide good energy audits