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Lovins 7 (0:47)
Topic(s): Efficiency
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Oil is wonderful stuff. When the Great Russian chemist Mendeleyev first held up a test tube up and figured out what was in it and what is was molecularly, he said, "Oh, this is far too precious to burn." We've been burning it like mad ever since and in America we burn ten thousand gallons a second. But we don't need to keep burning that much oil to have the same mobility we've become accustom to. You know, I have an efficient car, I average 62 miles a gallon and I tank it up every couple of months whether it needs it or not and whenever gas prices go up I feel smarter, but it was a good deal even at the low gas prices.

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