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Build new highways for ever-increasing road traffic that will actually be curtailed by major increases in fuel costs.   Localize the community to use less fuels. Where transport is crucial, promote super-efficient vehicles to meet the need. Increase cycle ways, ride sharing, living near work, socializing well with neighbours and community so travel is less important.
Promote tourism and global trade, but discover that the future cost of aviation fuel, bunker oil, and petrol make them uneconomic failures.   Prepare for major increases in fuel costs by making recreation less international and more regional than long distance, and arranging our own New Zealand sources for vital equipment, and domestic markets for our produce. Maximize the ‘buy locally’ policy.
Encourage immigration and increase population for prosperity. Discover that in fuel-scarce conditions, infrastructure is overloaded by excess demand. Finance and fuels to remedy this are cramped.   Calculate the food and resource capacity of New Zealand for fuel-scarce conditions (e.g. less petroleum fertilizers means less food productivity). Try to protect New Zealand from overshoot of carrying capacity.
Invest normally in business operations.   Examine which businesses are most vulnerable to petroleum shortages (automobile and transportation, chemicals and plastics, aluminium, tyre industry). Plan for constriction of those activities.
Home building with central heating in larger homes further from workplaces.   Promote insulation of buildings and extra-comfortable warm clothing, smaller rooms, living nearer to work and recreation.
Agriculture heavily dependent on petroleum-based fuels, fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals.   Calculate productivity where petroleum becomes expensive or rationed. Calculate organic production options. Plan and implement them.
Customary budgeting for works and development.   Prepare for major fluctuations and permanent general rise in the price of all forms of energy (supplies, and embodied in goods and services). Prepare for global and national economic downturn, including problems getting payments. Plan best value for energy and money instead of being publicly embarrassed and crippled.
Communicate with public without discussion of energy decline. Then, when energy scarcity and high costs occur, be blamed by the confused, angry public, and persecuted for the energy decline as if you actually caused it.   Confer with public tentatively about “emerging concerns” about energy availability and costs. Get the public on side even before the problems arise. Gain credibility, information and support and guidance from public. Be admired for vision, and later for struggling to help the public deal in rational, community-spirited ways, instead of appearing ignorant and useless.
Carry on own internal business with normal frugality with energy. Later, as payments for energy impose corporate burdens and require increase of prices of goods and services, face public resistance to price increases, blamed on corporate waste of energy.   Upgrade priority of energy conservation so that operations can cope with major changes of price and availability. Create energy departments and specialists to decide priorities for energy. Be able to offer public a leading example of energy management excellence. Try to promote it on a corporate basis, and personal basis, to gain esteem and public support.
see: Peak Oil Is A Corrupt Globalist Scam.
see: The Hirsch Report.


People aware of the energy decline gain many advantages in delaying and reducing the impacts.