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Guest Editorial Reinventing the Wheels

By Lovins, Amory B.

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Book Id: WPLBN0000130780
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.2 MB
Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Guest Editorial Reinventing the Wheels  
Author: Lovins, Amory B.
Language: English
Subject: Government publications, United Nations., United Nations. Office for Disarmament Affairs
Collections: Government Library Collection, Disarmament Documents
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Publisher: United Nations- Office for Disarmament Affairs (Unoda)


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Excerpt: Light-duty vehicles are amazing artifacts, made by the worlds largest industry and fueled by the second-largest. American automakers make a new light vehicle every 2 seconds. Cheaper per kilogram than a fast-food hamburger, those vehicles meet conflicting requirements for performance, emissions, fuel economy, esthetics, and safety with remarkable skill. Yet, a typical light vehicle releases its own weight in carbon dioxide annually, and each day it consumes gasoline made from about a hundred times its own weight in ancient plants (Lovins et al. 2004). Cars and light trucks use 42% of Americas 10,000 gal/second oil habit and account for 58% of projected growth in U.S. oil use to 2025 [Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2004].


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