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The Electric Car: Lighter, Less Costly, Plugged In

In writing “The Electric Car, Unplugged” for the New York Times of Sunday, March 25, John Broder and his informants assert that “enthusiasm over electrification in the industry has begun to flicker and the price of battery technology remains stubbornly high.” Yet they unaccountably omit the most promising…

Feebates: A Key to Breaking U.S. Oil Addiction

Guest authors Bennett Cohen and Cory Lowe are RMI alumni.   Oil addiction, in particular, is a habit RMI would like to help the U.S. kick. The scale of U.S. oil consumption (nearly 19 million barrels per day) combined with its virtual monopoly of transportation energy (97 percent oil-based), creates strategic…