Today on Your Call: Could the US stop using oil and coal by 2050?

Dec 4, 2012

On today's Your Call, we'll talk to physicist and environmentalist Amory Lovins about his plan to get the US off oil and coal by 2050.  While President Obama talks about an “all of the above” energy strategy, Lovins says we can end our dependence on oil and coal without passing legislation in Washington.  We'll talk to Amory Lovins about his plan and find out what it would mean for you.  Can technology and market-based solutions get us off the dirtiest fossil fuels?  It’s Your Call, Matt Martin, and you.


Amory Lovins, experimental physicist and environmentalist, director of the Rocky Mountain Institute.  He says the US can be totally off reliance on oil and coal by the year 2050.

Resources: Event with Amory Lovins, 12/9, Monterey, CA: What is Our Energy Future?

TED Talks: Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy

Amory Lovins, Foreign Policy: "A Farewell to Fossil Fuels: Answering the Energy Challenge"

Rocky Mountain Institute: Reinventing Fire

Rocky Mountain Institute: Infographic

Taipei Times: UN climate talks deadlocked after days of wrangling