Can the U.S. stop using oil by 2050?

That’s the question raised in this MSN Money profile of Amory Lovins’ ideas about energy efficiency (via ClimateArk). Writer Scott Burns notes that while once Lovins was labelled a dreamer, his predictions from the early ’70s have largely proven correct. Similarly, a large-scale move towards energy efficiency would be relatively cheap ($180 billion over 10 years) and “create a million new jobs.” To put this in perspective, Burns notes “That $180 billion is less than investors lost in the collapse of WorldCom! It is less than we will have spent on the war in Iraq in 2004-2005.”

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