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Using fossil energy more efficiently is in the interest of [#permalink] New post 25 May 2006, 13:34
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Using fossil energy more efficiently is in the interest of the nation and the global environment, but major improvements are unlikely unless proposed government standards are implemented to eliminate products or practices that are among the least efficient in their class.
Objection: Decisions on energy use are best left to the operation of the market.
Which one of the following, if true, most directly undermines the objection above?

(A) It would be unrealistic to expect society to make the changes necessary to achieve maximum energy efficiency all at once.
(B) There are products, such as automobiles, that consume energy at a sufficient rate that persons who purchase and use them will become conscious of any unusual energy inefficiency in comparison with other products in the same class.
(C) Whenever a new mode of generating energy, such as a new fuel, is introduced, a number of support systems, such as a fuel-distribution system, must be created or adapted.
(D) When energy prices rise, consumers of energy tend to look for new ways to increase energy efficiency, such as by adding insulation to their houses.
(E) Often the purchaser of a product, such as a landlord buying an appliance, chooses on the basis of purchase price because the purchaser is not the person who will pay for energy used by the product.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2006, 13:57
E?

Conclusion: Need to eliminate less energy efficient products
Objection: Just leave it to the market.... (=> People will react properly when they feel the heat of the price increase)

E suggests a scenario where energy efficiency, if left to the market to the market, will not improve.

B/D. Supports the objection
A. Vague general statement.
C. Does not support ot harm. Just a statement.
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 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2006, 15:28
Yep it's E and good analysis.. I picked D!
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 [#permalink] New post 25 May 2006, 18:55
Only E seems to be in context .
Nice Explaination giddi.
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 [#permalink] New post 27 May 2006, 06:44
E clearly undermines the objection as it suggests that people will choose the cheaper product (which is what market makes people do most of the time) rather than an expensive and energy efficient product.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 May 2006, 00:42
chose E . Like Girish's explanation.
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