Is the fact that Bitcoin requires energy just to maintain a flaw?

Expending energy to produce additional tokens is a sound principle. But what about the need to expend energy merely to maintain the money?

Once all Bitcoins are mined, all energy spent from that point is to maintain the network.

Is a drawback? If a form of money existed that did not require this energy expenditure just to maintain the money, would that be superior?

Yes, I know with Bitcoin the energy is being spent to perform transactions. So with Bitcoin it is literally impossible to do away with this energy expenditure. But, if we could ask God for a form of money that:

1) Takes energy to produce

2) Has a supply that cannot be tampered with

3) Does not require energy to maintain, but can still be traded around

Would this be objectively superior to Bitcoin?

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