4817Re: [evworld] "How to Live Without Oil": Amory Lovins Newsweek Article
- Aug 1, 2005Thanks for the link.
What Amory has been pushing for a few years now, leveraging material
The whaling industry did not have major lobying forces and deep
relationships with the government of the day.
"What's needed are smart business strategies and enlightened
- if that's not an oxymoron with regards to the current Bush regime I
don't know what is.
I think ELF and their recent attacks against refineries will do more
to advance the use of alternative fuels than any posturing Lovins
will ever do.
Did I say ELF had anything to do with the refinery fires? Nope, wasn't me.
On 8/1/05, murdoch <murdoch@...> wrote:
> How to Live Without Oil
> New energy sources and efficiency could make petroleum obsolete.
> By Amory B. Lovins
> Newsweek International
> Aug. 8, 2005 issue - In 1850, most homes in the United States were lit
> by lamps that burned whale oil. As demand rose, supply dwindled—whales
> became shy and scarce—and prices for whale oil climbed. Then
> alternative fuels such as smokeless, odorless coal-kerosene began to
> sweep the market. By 1859, when Edwin Drake struck oil in
> Pennsylvania, five sixths of all whale-oil lamps had switched to the
> new fuels. The astonished whalers, who hadn't heeded the competition,
> ran out of customers before they ran out of whales.
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