Big Ideas - Global



Reduce Dependence on Oil




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January 19, 2012

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Forever

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What are the best ideas for how we, as a civilization, can reduce our dependence on oil? What steps do we need to take in order to make this happen?

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Outlaw Oil
Name Lateralgal
Category None
Date December 30, 2016 View Comments (0)

Idea Description

If the government notifies the public that in five (or whatever number is chosen) years it will be illegal to use oil for transport, there will be a huge scurry of entrepreneurs to take up the opportunity to create alternatives to place on the market mechanisms of transport that use alternative sources of energy, for which there will be a huge and very profitable market.Much research is already done and types of vehicles are already working. It's just a matter of pushing the date.
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Name Dreamdeer
Category None
Date June 5, 2013 View Comments (0)

Idea Description

First, promote biodiesel (not to be confused with gasohol, which has problems.) Biodiesel, made from plant oil, algae, or animal fat, is renewable, about as close to non-polluting as a fuel can get, biodegradable, produces a byproduct good for soap (or can be composted) is safer to store and handle, and can improve engines.

Second, give researchers incentives to develop plant-based plastics, like from tree resins, corn, peanuts, cashew oils, and other sources. They won't do the research if they won't see a profit.
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Creativity
Name SilkySolutions
Category None
Date August 4, 2012 View Comments (0)

Idea Description

Engineers, keep plugging away with your creativity. I believe oil will be similar to - what the penny is to us one day. What will we do with the pennies, there are so many, and they can do so little. S. Ramsey aka Windblown Writer
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