Author says more ethanol, lower gas
America break free of it's dependence on mid-east oil and the
terrorism that surrounds it?
Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil, by Dr. Robert Zubrin,
argues that large-scale use of ethanol is the solution to our
problem. The monopolistic oil industry continues to raise gas
prices because consumers have limited alternative fuel options.
By going mainstream with ethanol, which is much cheaper than
gasoline, oil companies would be forced to lower gas prices in
order to compete. Why aren't we already doing this? In order to
use ethanol a vehicle must be "flex-fuel" capable, adding about
$100 to the manufacturing cost.
Zubrin calls for legislation that would require all new
vehicles to be "flex-fuel" capable. Ethanol can be made from
corn, sugar cane, trees, coal, and even household garbage.
Brazil is a case study on the success of ethanol. Oil
companies with special interest in Washington DC are trying to
protect their monopoly by hiring PR agencies to run mud-slinging
campaigns against ethanol. Zubrin argues that increased ethanol
production would actually boost the economy by increasing farm
production, jobs, and U.S. exports. Currently, an American
family that makes $45,000 per year is spending about one third
of it's income on gasoline. The downturn in the housing market
and economic recession are directly tied to high gas prices.
Force the oil industry to compete with ethanol by contacting
your congressman and supporting flex-fuel legislation. Read and
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