I considered going to RPI for undergrad to study engineering. I was a math geek. Had I done so, I might be in a better position to understand more of the complicated issues related to our oil dependence and energy needs.
But as a relatively unknowing and ignorant citizen, this TED video makes arguably the most compelling case I’ve heard that our energy problems are solvable – cleanly, globally, cheaply.
My favorite quote from the video:
“If we’re going to get this country out of its current energy situation, we can’t just conserve our way out. We can’t just drill our way out. We can’t bomb our way out. We’re gonna do it the old fashioned American way. We’re gonna invent our way out.”