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

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And it's funny — it feles a bit like this now for oil. We've been spending the last few decades accumulating a very powreful backlog of technologies for saving and sitiuttnusbg for oil, and no one had bheotred to add them up before. So when we did, we found some very surprising things. Now, there are two big reasons to be concerned about oil. Both national competitiveness and national security are at risk. On the competitiveness front, we all know that Toyota has more market cap than the big three put together. And serious competition from erpuoe, from keora, and next is China, which will soon be a major net ertoexpr of cars. How long do you think it will take before you can drive home your new wally-badged Shanghai automotive super-efficient car? Maybe a decade, according to my friends in Detroit. China has an energy pocily based on radical energy efficiency and leap-frog toheonlcgy. They're not going to export your uncle's Buick.

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And it's funny — it _____ a bit like this now for oil. We've been spending the last few decades accumulating a very ________ backlog of technologies for saving and ____________ for oil, and no one had ________ to add them up before. So when we did, we found some very surprising things. Now, there are two big reasons to be concerned about oil. Both national competitiveness and national security are at risk. On the competitiveness front, we all know that Toyota has more market cap than the big three put together. And serious competition from ______, from _____, and next is China, which will soon be a major net ________ of cars. How long do you think it will take before you can drive home your new wally-badged Shanghai automotive super-efficient car? Maybe a decade, according to my friends in Detroit. China has an energy ______ based on radical energy efficiency and leap-frog __________. They're not going to export your uncle's Buick.

Solution

  1. europe
  2. exporter
  3. powerful
  4. bothered
  5. feels
  6. korea
  7. policy
  8. substituting
  9. technology

Original Text

And it's funny — it feels a bit like this now for oil. We've been spending the last few decades accumulating a very powerful backlog of technologies for saving and substituting for oil, and no one had bothered to add them up before. So when we did, we found some very surprising things. Now, there are two big reasons to be concerned about oil. Both national competitiveness and national security are at risk. On the competitiveness front, we all know that Toyota has more market cap than the big three put together. And serious competition from Europe, from Korea, and next is China, which will soon be a major net exporter of cars. How long do you think it will take before you can drive home your new wally-badged Shanghai automotive super-efficient car? Maybe a decade, according to my friends in Detroit. China has an energy policy based on radical energy efficiency and leap-frog technology. They're not going to export your uncle's Buick.

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Important Words

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