Lisa Margonelli

Lisa
Margonelli
1965

American Writer on Energy and Environment, Director of the New America Foundation Energy Policy Initiative

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I highly recommend that you get a chance to see crude oil burn someday, because you will never need to hear another poli-sci lecture on the geopolitics of oil again. It?ll just bake your retinas.

It?s much more important to have a car that runs, to have a job and keep a job, than to have a GED. That?s actually very perverse.

We need to remove the perverse incentives to use more fuel. We have an insurance system where the person who drives 20,000 miles a year pays the same insurance as somebody who drives 3,000. We actually encourage people to drive more.

You might notice that many gas pumps, including this one, are designed to look like ATMs. I?ve talked to engineers. That?s specifically to diffuse our anger, because supposedly we feel good about ATMs.

We actually need to go in and work on the roots of the problem.

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First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Margonelli
Birth Date
1965
Bio

American Writer on Energy and Environment, Director of the New America Foundation Energy Policy Initiative