is addicted to oil… The best way to break this addiction is
through technology … and we are on the threshold of incredible
W. Bush, January, 2006
Previous chapters discarded myths: that we will wreck the economy,
that peak oil will herald doom, and that miracles are imminent. Other
chapters explored why it is foolish to ignore climate change or shun
money-saving policies. Leaving these misconceptions behind, I will
now sketch a core national energy plan that is cautious yet powerful.
A good design does not rely on incredible advances in technology.
Instead, a good design requires that a plan be