This speech gets right to the heart of the challenge facing us -- in a world where the largest, most powerful enterprises revolve around oxidizing carbon, how do you displace the old nasty stuff with new, better technologies?
It's a topic we hear very little about. Occasionally we get an announcement about a The Hydrogen Economy, but even if the technology existed today, we have no reason to believe that the huge, profitable, powerful, rapacious Carbonists would go gently into the twilight of buggy whips and bias-ply tires.
So who or what has the clout to take make the biggest, baddest "persons" on the planet change? Mr. Claussen says governments do. And governments, like Soylent Green, are people.