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Energy ethics is devoted to determining the just distribution of the goods and hazards associated with energy production and use. Given the finite quantity of both energy and the ability to assimilate waste, the distribution of access to energy as well as the wastes associated with its production becomes an object of ethical concern. Two general questions guide the field. First, how are current energy supplies and energy-related wastes to be distributed among the world's current persons and peoples? Since overuse of energy by some exacerbates energy scarcity for others and increases quantities of the hazardous by-products of energy production and use, the waste or excessive use of energy by some can be directly linked to diminished opportunities and heightened hazards for others. Second, how ...

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