Article | 1990

Make Fuel Efficiency Our Gulf Strategy

By Amory Lovins

This article was originally published as an editorial in The New York Times. The authors argue that by making our use of energy more efficient, we can avoid using oil from the unstable Gulf region. They claim that America can roll back the oil dependence that perpetually holds our foreign policy hostage and distorts other U.S. priorities in the Middle East. Just by aiming at greater efficiency, we could eliminate all Gulf imports by using only one-eighth less oil. They describe efficiency-based policy measures that can have a significant impact on Gulf oil consumption.