SLAC Colloquium Series

SLAC Colloquium Series


Colloquium Detail

Clean Cars and Advanced Biofuels:How to Cut Our Oil Dependence in Half in 20 Years

Date: 5/23/2011

Don Anair
Union of Concerned Scientists

Once again, the nation is gripped by spiking gas prices. A billion dollars are being sent out of the country each day to buy oil, the vast majority being burned in our cars and trucks. For decades, the US has tried and failed to reduce our dependence on petroleum. Why do we continue to fail and how can we get on the right track to reduce our oil dependence and combat climate change while reviving our economy? This presentation will explore the challenges to cutting our oil dependence and present the proposals from the Union of Concerned Scientists to develop the clean vehicles and fuels we need to trim our oil diet by half over the next 20 years.

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