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Winning the Oil Endgame

Winning the Oil Endgame

This video was recorded at MIT Energy Short Course. Cars, trucks and planes lie at the heart of Amory Lovins plan for kicking the oil habit. We must make all our vehicles both lighter and stronger, using composite materials; more aerodynamic; and capable of running on biofuels, says Lovins. "We could cut oil use in half by 2025, and by 2040, oil use could be zero," he states. It's a $180-billion-dollar investment "with handsome returns." Lovins marshals many arguments against the skeptics. First, much of the technological know-how already exists to "bring affordable, ultralight advanced composite vehicles to market." And Lovins believes government incentives will stimulate demand among manufacturers and consumers for this revolution. The government could provide leases for energy efficient... Show More

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