Stoney, do you enjoy "correcting" people?
Nearly all, if not every, "type" of magick has the "base" of elements within the core of their philosophies and practises. Therefore elements are a base of all magick. I've yet to come across a magick that doesn't include the elements in its belief. (Different elements sometimes, but elements nonetheless)
Energy is matter, it is everything that exists spiritually and physically. Everything has energy. But magick itself is not energy, magick is the manipulation of energy. We do not create the energy, the energy is drawn from either our spirit (which is considered an element too), or drawn from nature/elements. However in order to manipulate that energy we relate to nature through the elements that it embodies. Everything has the base of energy. Energy is life, nature, all that is. And most believe that nature can be broken down into the elements. But magick is a way to live and cause change. Magick to energy can be compared with cooking to food. We must understand nature (through the elements) to use magick to its full potential. Just as we must understand the blend of flavors to create a gourmet meal.
This is a bit like those Matryoshka dolls. Energy is in the very center, creation around that, that formed nature, that is made of elements. And magick encircles them all. I'm neither agreeing or disagreeing with you, because this is a debate that can go round and round. But I feel that there was no need to correct me. However, I was challenged and I accepted. =)