Written by Prognog Staff

solar panelsOn recent stops across the US, President Bush has been pushing ideas broached in his most recent State of the Union speech touting the need to slake the United State's thirst for foreign oil.

Ideas he has been promoting include:

Lithium-ion batteries, like those currently used in cell phones and laptops, could be used to make hybrid vehicles more efficient.

Ethanol fuel derived from corn and other crops, could make it possible to provide a cheap replacement for gasoline. "We're coming up with a way to make something out of nothing," Bush said. Critics contend his funding for such projects fall short of the needed levels to sustain such research.

Bush has targetted 2020 as a deadline for widespread production of efficient and commercially viable hydrogen powered vehicles.

Bush proposed solar and wind resources for the energy used in buildings.