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Senior National Security Leaders Urge Energy Diversity to Strengthen U.S.

Senior National Security Leaders Urge Energy Diversity to Strengthen U.S.

The Open Fuel Standard Act of 2011 would “ensure that new vehicles enable fuel competition so as to reduce to the strategic importance of oil to the United States.” It would do so by requiring automakers to produce vehicles capable of running on alternative fuels in lieu of or in addition to gasoline. Among the most economically competitive fuels would be ethanol and methanol derived from domestic feedstocks as well as from hemispheric neighbors such as Brazil, whose transportation sector is fueled by sugarcane-based ethanol. David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the Department of Energy, highlighted in his keynote address that “95 percent of the energy used to move our cars and trucks in the United States comes from one source – petroleum.” Robert McFarlane, National Security Advisor under the Reagan administration, noting that demand...

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