Vinod Khosla says of the energy/climate situation, "a crisis is a terrible thing to waste." I like it. Of course there's the common saying that the Chinese character for crisis combines the characters for "danger" and "opportunity" but unfortunately this turns out to not be true. Khosla, however, manages to capture the same sentiment. He says we need good biofuels. Certainly taking Richard Lugar's advice and dropping the insane tarrif on Brazil's delicious sugar ethanol would be a good idea.

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