Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil

Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil

Robert Zubrin

Language: English

Pages: 336

ISBN: 1591025915

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In this compelling argument for a new direction in US energy policy, the author lays out a bold plan for breaking the economic stranglehold that the OPEC oil cartel has on the country and the world. It is suggested that the US relationship with OPEC has resulted in the looting of the American economy, corruption of the political system and has helped fund terrorist units dedicated to the destruction of the US. The book offers an exciting vision for a dynamic new energy policy which will not only help safeguard US security in the future but will also provide solutions for global warming and Third World development.













camp where people can't even imagine having sanitation or fresh water or easily available electricity. . . . They can't conceive of life with less than 106 people for each con­ crete outhouse toilet. They can't because many were born in these camps, grew up in them, made love in them, and will die in them. Millions of South Africans live in these makeshift slums euphemistically called "informal settlements," either in tin shacks, most no bigger than my Colorado kitchen, or in tiny "bungalows" of

renewable options for alcohol fuel production, not all of the funds transferred away from the oil cartel would go to agriculture. Furthermore, OPEC nations would no doubt attempt to counter a shift to alcohol fuels such as that described above by dropping their prices. This in itself might be considered a major achievement on behalf of humanity for the flex-fuel mandate policy. Both advanced and third world nations would benefit from the reduced oil price, and the latter could still obtain a

nationwide by 2008. Driven by direct funding from the finance ministry, as well as preferential tax policies, distilleries for converting corn to ethanol have been set up across China's northern, eastern, and central provinces with a total capacity of 325 million gallons per year. A giant plant with a capacity of 100 million gallons per year is now under con­ struction in Hengshiu, Hebei Province, and is scheduled to start opera­ tion by the end of 2007. More plants are being set up in the south

by the Henan Tianguan Group to make ethanol out of cassava grown in Laos. India, the world's number-four ethanol producer, has set up 120 dis­ tilleries to make ethanol from sugarcane. As of October 2006, a 5 per­ cent ethanol mixture in gasoline (E5) was mandatory throughout India. In October 2007 the required ethanol level will be raised to E10, with E20 planned to follow. Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia have all started major government biofuel initiatives, including not only sugar­ cane or

greater state control of economic life have found the evidence for global warming to be quite compelling, while 2 3 182 ENERGY VICTORY those of more libertarian persuasions have dismissed it as little more than a hoax. For the Malthusians, global warming has proven a god­ send, actual proof that humanity's aspirations must be decisively con­ strained lest we destroy Nature. Seizing this line as his bandwagon, former vice president Al Gore has gone so far as to make dramatic proclamations

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