USE EXISTING TECHNOLOGY --

Car manufacturers, including GM, Ford and Chrysler, have agreed to 43 mpg cars in Europe within 3 years.


LET’S DO IT HERE

REDUCE OUR GAS CONSUMPTION BY 30%,

REDUCE OUR OIL CONSUMPTION BY 20% 

REDUCE OUR OIL IMPORTS BY OVER 40%.


Implement available power generating efficiencies,

REDUCE POWER PLANT FUEL NEEDS BY 30-60%

REDUCE OIL IMPORTS


Encourage “smart building” such as better insulation, passive light and solar power integrated in the original design.


PROMOTE RESEARCH IN

1. alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, fusion and biochemical,

2. more efficient engines including hybrids, and

3. wind drag which wastes about 30% of our gasoline.


ELIMINATE POLLUTION SUBSIDIES –

Require every activity to pay for its own cleanup – oil and coal companies pollute our ground, air and water – they should pay to clean it up!


IMPROVE OUR HEALTH & ECONOMY --

**Losses in productivity/workers’ health due to pollution is much greater than the cost of changing

**Experts believe a full energy transition could generate more than 3.3 million jobs over 10 years

                  **Eliminate the OPEC tax we pay every day

 



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