Can I decrease my net demand for joules (or fossil fuels) while increasing quality of life? About ten years ago I switched to buying electricity generated by wind and small hydro, but I like to conserve on watts, too.
Conservation and efficiency - what could it look like? Practically.
I can imagine an awesome next-generation insulation on the home, cutting down on both heating and cooling, while having good air flow. Or a smaller home altogether. Pie in the sky for now, but still a real option.
Less fossil fuel could obviously mean living where I can walk to more activities, or use public transport.
Quality of life measures surely include health, food, fresh air, green space...communications with and for family, friends and work.
Seems like I could be happy with even fewer joules of energy.
As long as the insulation works!