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Electric Cars Are the Key to Energy Independence

| Written by David Morris | No Comments | Updated on Aug 6, 2008 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

ILSR vice president, David Morris, responds to Al Gore’s recent speech proposing a 10 year effort to move the United States to a 100% renewable energy electric system to address three major crises: the weak economy, catastrophic climate change and the dire national security problems inherent in our dependence on imported oil. Morris says that Gore got got two out of three right. A crash renewable electricity initiative would provide an immediate boost to our economy and could slow climate change, but it would do little to enhance our national security. Gore misses the key element of moving our transportation system to electricity.

Electric Cars Are the Key to Energy Independence – By David Morris, AlterNet, August 2,2008

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