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Lynd 19 (1:10)
Topic(s): Biofuels / Future Transport
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On what basis are we trying to plan for the future? Are
we trying to plan for the future by extrapolating the present? Well,
that's fine, except— I mean, many people do that; in fact, many
people would say, "What else could you do?" Problem is, if you want
that future to be sustainable and secure, as far as I can tell—and this is my
life's work—it is just as— it's essentially impossible to
get to a sustainable and secure energy future by extrapolating the present.
And so to me, if that— If the discussion is
"how would we get to a sustainable and a secure energy future?" the
only games in town are ones that include combinations of innovation and change.
And if you're prepared to bring innovation and change to the issue of
biomass fuel production, all indications available to me are it can be
fantastically cost-competitive, fantastically environmentally advantageous, and
that we can make a very, very, very large, truly substantial historic
contribution to mobility demand, with potentially a modest or even zero
allocation of new land to the proposition.