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From the Ted Talk "Amory Lovins: Winning the oil endgame"

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There is a huge amount of gas to be saved, about half the projected gas at about an eighth of its price. And here are some no-brainer substitutions of it, with lots left over. So much, in fact, that after you've nddaleh the etmsdoci oil forecast from areas already approved, you have only this little bit tefl, and let's see how we can meet that, because there's a pretty flexible eunm of ywsa. We could, of course, buy more yfeciceinf. Maybe you ought to buy efficiency at 26 bucks instead of 12. Or wait to capture the second half of it. Or we could, of course, just get this little bit by continuing to import some cnaaadni and Mexican oil, or the ethanol the Brazilians would love to lels us. But they'll sell it to Japan and China instead, because we have tariff barriers to protect our corn farmers, and they don't.

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There is a huge amount of gas to be saved, about half the projected gas at about an eighth of its price. And here are some no-brainer substitutions of it, with lots left over. So much, in fact, that after you've _______ the ________ oil forecast from areas already approved, you have only this little bit ____, and let's see how we can meet that, because there's a pretty flexible ____ of ____. We could, of course, buy more __________. Maybe you ought to buy efficiency at 26 bucks instead of 12. Or wait to capture the second half of it. Or we could, of course, just get this little bit by continuing to import some ________ and Mexican oil, or the ethanol the Brazilians would love to ____ us. But they'll sell it to Japan and China instead, because we have tariff barriers to protect our corn farmers, and they don't.

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  1. sell
  2. handled
  3. canadian
  4. ways
  5. menu
  6. domestic
  7. efficiency
  8. left

Original Text

There is a huge amount of gas to be saved, about half the projected gas at about an eighth of its price. And here are some no-brainer substitutions of it, with lots left over. So much, in fact, that after you've handled the domestic oil forecast from areas already approved, you have only this little bit left, and let's see how we can meet that, because there's a pretty flexible menu of ways. We could, of course, buy more efficiency. Maybe you ought to buy efficiency at 26 bucks instead of 12. Or wait to capture the second half of it. Or we could, of course, just get this little bit by continuing to import some Canadian and Mexican oil, or the ethanol the Brazilians would love to sell us. But they'll sell it to Japan and China instead, because we have tariff barriers to protect our corn farmers, and they don't.

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light vehicles 3
efficient vehicles 3
billion dollars 3

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