By Robert Zubrin
During this compelling argument for a brand new course in US power coverage, world-renowned engineer and best-selling writer Robert Zubrin lays out a daring plan for breaking the industrial stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on our kingdom and the realm. Zubrin provides persuasive facts that our decades-long dating with OPEC has led to the looting of our economic system, the corruption of our political method, and now the investment and defense of terrorist regimes and events which are devoted to our destruction.
Zubrin’s plan is easy and functional. He argues that if Congress handed a legislations requiring that every one new autos offered within the united states be flex-fueled—that is, capable of run on any blend of gas or alcohol fuels—this one motion could wreck the monopoly that the oil cartel has maintained at the globe’s transportation gasoline provide, commencing it as much as pageant from alcohol fuels produced via farmers all over the world. in line with Zubrin’s estimates, inside 3 years of enactment, this kind of rules may placed 50 million vehicles at the street within the united states in a position to operating on high-alcohol fuels, and at the least an equivalent quantity in a foreign country. He additional advocates tariff regulations favoring alcohol over petroleum imports.
Energy Victory bargains an exhilarating imaginative and prescient for a dynamic, new power coverage, so one can not just cross far towards safeguarding place of origin protection sooner or later yet also will offer recommendations for worldwide warming and 3rd international improvement.
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This has not stopped proponents of either fuel from vociferously arguing their unique advantage, and pushing for FFVs based exclusively on their favored product. To date, the more effective faction in this debate has been the ethanol group, backed as it is by the powerful farm lobby. Given this political support, and no decisive technical argument in favor of methanol, the question might well be asked: Why not just go with the stronger side and implement an exclusively ethanol/gasoline FFV economy?
A large portion of the money now going to the Middle East would instead go to the United States and Canada, with much of the rest going to Brazil and other tropical agricultural nations. This would reverse our trade deficit, improve conditions in the third world, and cause a global shift in world economic power in favor of the West. By promoting agriculture, flexible-fueled vehicles also act as global cooling agents. Plants draw carbon dioxide (C0 ) out of the atmosphere. They increase water evaporation, and the water vapor thus produced transports heat from the earth's surface to the upper atmos phere, where most of it is released into space.
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