CalCars’ Kramer writes Obama’s JFK energy moonshot speech
“I am not willing to be the latest in a succession of Presidents telling you we’re going to end our addiction to oil. Finally, it’s time to begin. Oil is holding us all hostage, economically and physically. If terrorists had poisoned 40% of our wetlands and 25% of our fisheries, we wouldn’t ask, “How much will it cost to fight back? The good news? At last we have ways to get far within a few years, not over decades! And it will cost much less than you think.”
Tuesday night, President Obama will speak to the nation about the Gulf catastrophe. In a pre-response to that speech, Felix Kramer, Founder of the California Cars Initiative http://www.calcars.org, who successfully advocated for plug-in hybrids like the forthcoming Chevy Volt, proposes that the President follow that speech up with a “realistic and conservative” roadmap to halve our oil use in 10 years.