Oil Independence: The New Apollo Project

New plans would use new technology to make the United States energy independent.
October 21, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Short of radically altering America's driving habits, the United States cannot achieve energy independence without spending billions of dollars on new initiatives... But new plans are emerging that might sway lawmakers.

...Achieving energy independence really means retooling the car... 70 percent of oil is used in transportation, four-fifths of that by cars and trucks."

"The 'New Apollo Project' is a plan backed by labor and environmental groups. Modeled after America's decade-long push to put a man on the moon, it would invest $300 billion over 10 years in dozens of energy projects from hybrid cars to factories to high-speed rail."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

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Published on Thursday, October 21, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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