In the book "Scientific Babel" by Michael D. Gordon, Wilhelm Ostwald is quoted as saying
Interessen immer weiter von der Chemie fortwandern. Internationalismus, Pacifismus und kulturelle Energetik sind jetzt meine Probleme.
which the author has translated as
[my] interests have moved ever further away from chemistry. Internationalism, pacifism, and cultural energetics are my problem now.
However, searching for the English phrase "cultural energetics" doesn't get many hits, suggesting the author just did a word for word translation of the phrase without understanding what it meant, especially since the author didn't provide a definition for the phrase.
I tried searching for "kulturelle Energetik" in Wiktionary but couldn't find anything (it's possible I don't know how to search a German dictionary for words, though). What does the phrase mean?