How to Reduce Foreign Oil Dependency
A report by Professor Daniel M Kammen and the U.C. Berkeley Renewable and Apporpriate Energy Laboratory claims that the U.S. could reduce oil imports by more than 30% by 2025.
The report urges increased fuel economy standards, the use of biofuels, a push to develope plug in hybrid vehicles, and a general expansion of the use of hybrids.
The transportation sector accounts for over 70% of U.S. oil use so this is the obvious area that we must concentrate on.
The plan is hopeful, but I think that a comprehensive energy efficiency program would have to include a move away from the car-centered suburb toward the development of more walkable neigborhoods with mixed use areas that would provide many of the residents' needs.