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#Auto #Cars | Should the US have an energy independence plan?: Or, even an oil-ending transport pla... #hybrid #eco

#Auto #Cars | Should the US have an energy independence plan?: Or, even an oil-ending transport pla... #hybrid #eco

Should the US have an energy independence plan? Is Congress motivated by the people or by reelection? Or, even an oil-ending transport plan? The European Commission today is actively seeking to develop a plan to move away from oil towards alternative fuels in the EU, most recently launching a public consultation on the matter. Should the US, via a non-partisan forum, also be investigating a straightforward, honest and transparent plan towards US energy independence? According to some, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, concepts like energy independence are a waste of energy — no pun intended. Essentially, according to the Council, there is simply no way to end US dependence upon foreign oil in the next few decades, and thinking beyond that is just too far into the future. Hence, the Council suggests that all foreign oil-reducing opportunities need to be utilized, in...

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