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The Green Bubble by Per Wimmer

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CHAPTER 4:

THE NEW ENERGY ENTREPRENEURS

Electric cars may or may not take off. One forecaster predicts worldwide annual sales of three million plug-in vehicles by 2020 (with nearly a third of them in Japan).47 Although that would be only 3% of the light-duty vehicle market, the accumulating fleet would add considerably to the strains on electricity supply, which brings us back to the question of how we are going to put together our energy fix. We have seen which basic ingredients are available, so now we must create our drug cocktail. Let us think of ourselves sitting in a lab surrounded by powders and potions: a pinch of this, a spoonful of that, some drops of the other. In an ideal world we would simply use the cheapest, safest ingredients, ...

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