If Not Cheap Oil ...

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Science  18 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5751, pp. 1107
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5751.1107

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When the amount of oil being pumped around the world maxes out sometime in the next 30 years or so (see main text), we will need an alternative to tens of millions of barrels of oil per day. But even all the practicable substitutes combined won't be ready in 25 years to make up for a major shortfall.