TED Talks: A 50-year plan for energy

This TED is a good complement to the previous post from today.  While the challenges that we face as a global community are truly dire, we must believe that humanity can combat them by focusing effort, capital, and innovation on making our way of life more sustainable:

In this intimate talk filmed at TED’s offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world’s dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening — like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks — but some require a bigger vision.

In his new book, “Reinventing Fire,” Amory Lovins shares ingenious ideas to for the next era of energy.

“What if we could make energy do our work without working our undoing?”