Plan Curtail is intended to provide information for an alternative approach to the climate change crisis. It is different from the popular view that “efficiency” and “renewables,” if fully implemented, provide a complete solution. This view implies that the current standard-of-living of developed countries need not be reduced. It also implies that other countries can also achieve the first-world living standard.
Our view is that efficiency and renewables are basic to human survival but that they are only one part of a solution. Our efforts must also include cutting back, or curtailing, of energy use and CO2 emissions. To do this effectively will take planning – thus our name, Plan Curtail.