David Victor Quoted in Wall Street Journal
Small Energy-Saving Steps Can Make Big Strides
Jeffrey Ball, The Wall Street Journal
For years, the fight to curb fossil-fuel consumption has often involved moon shots. But many of those efforts -- such as cars powered by methanol, natural gas or hydrogen -- haven't exactly taken off. The smarter strategy for reducing energy consumption and pollution more broadly would be decidedly low-tech solutions, a growing number of experts say.
"Policy makers have to be careful that they don't become so wowed by the sexy new technologies that they lose sight of what's available, known and tested," says David Victor, an energy expert at the University of California, San Diego.
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