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Discussion Catalyst: Moving Away from Oil–The Transportation Sector

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: October 17, 2011 at 3:39 PM

[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.]   Oil-based fuels in the U.S. are used primarily for transportation (69%). Only 2% are used for electricity generation. “Moving away from oil” means finding alternative fuels, alternative methods of propulsion and alternative methods of transportation. The policy should release the market forces so that the oil monopoly can be broken. Critical Policy Recommendations Flex Fuel GEM Mandate – 50% of gasoline powered vehicles by 2011 reaching 100% by 2013. Check… [more]

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Discussion Catalyst: Policy Principles

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: at 3:37 PM

[Note: The statements below are intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and do not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org. Text in italics indicates clarification or expansion.]   The U.S. Energy Policy should be based on the following principles: Energy Security – an urgent program to move away from oil as fast as possible: Stage 1 – reducing oil’s strategic value by breaking its monopoly in the transportation sector. Stage 2 – drive a worldwide effort to shift away from oil. We are funding both sides of the war on Radical Islam. Our economy and way of life… [more]

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Discussion Catalyst: Overview–The Need for Policy

Author(s): OurEnergyPolicy.org
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OurEnergyPolicy.org
Date: October 14, 2011 at 6:54 PM

[Note: The text below is intended solely to stimulate discussion among the Expert community, and does not represent the position of OurEnergyPolicy.org or affiliated individuals.]   The U.S. is at an energy crossroad. Continuing with “business as usual” energy policy will endanger our future. We are heading into a growing, oil triggered, energy security crisis that can easily develop into a worldwide war on resources. If nothing is done, the rising cost of energy will stifle economic growth and will cause a prolonged decline in standard of living. The looming results and cost of inaction on global warming could change… [more]

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