Navigation Links
Responding to OCS Drilling Decision, Advocacy Group Challenges President to "Get Serious" About Energy Independence and Security

Energy Alternatives for the 21st Century challenges President Obama to devise an energy independence plan that goes beyond OCS drilling and that includes the "Open Fuel Standard" measure that then-candidate Obama supported during the presidential campaign.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 1, 2010 -- Responding to President Obama's Decision to Open the East Coast Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) to drilling, the following is a statement issued today by Jack Halpern, President of Energy Alternatives for the 21st Century (EA-21):

EA-21 supports President Obama's decision to open the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off the Coast of Virginia as part of a comprehensive plan for energy security and independence. But if the President means what he says about the need for such a comprehensive approach, we challenge him to get serious about putting such a plan in place by passing the one measure that should be its centerpiece: the proposed Open Fuel Standard Bill. Passing that bill would give consumers an alternative to burning gasoline in their cars by requiring Detroit to build "flexible fuel" cars that could run on a variety fuels. Although then-candidate Obama said that every car in America should be built that way, President Obama has been silent on the issue.

According to a report issued by EPA during President Obama's first year in office, such an Open Fuel Standard could put 177 million flexible fuel cars on the road in a decade, and would reduce consumption of foreign oil by nearly 25%. To put that impact in perspective this single simple measure -- the Open Fuel Standard -- would have 50 times the impact of the Administration's weatherization program.

It is important to stress that the plans that the Administration has laid out so far for reducing global warming are not a substitute for the comprehensive plan for energy independence and security that the President has implicitly promised to provide by issuing his decision today. Two or three decades from now, when many of us may be driving electric cars or plug-in hybrids, technologies intended to reduce climate change such as solar, wind and nuclear power will not only reduce our dependence on the coal that America uses to produce electrical power, but give us a way to power our cars without gasoline. But until that distant date most of us will still be driving cars that run on liquid fuels rather than electricity. So, the only quick, sure and reliable way to reduce our gasoline consumption in the meantime is by finding alternative liquid fuels on which our cars can run. That is what the Open Fuel Standard can do for less than $100 per car.

It is important to emphasize as well that, while opening up the Outer Continental Shelf to drilling provides an alternative to foreign oil the Open Fuel Standard does the same and more by offering consumers an alternative to oil altogether. Today oil is controlled by an international cartel and has no competitors. By providing the first meaningful competition, the Open Fuel Standard would benefit all consumers and help the U.S. economy.


Read the full story at

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related biology technology :

1. Immucor Responding to FTC Inquiry
2. Touch Bionics appoints Head of Clinical Advocacy
3. American Society of Anesthesiologists: Is Apathy or Avarice Precluding Advocacy of Better Patient Safety?
4. Avicena Group to Present at Noble Financial Conference
5. Chrome Group to Seek Listing for Some of its Subsidiaries
6. Dr. Amit Dhawan Promoted to Medical Director for The Mattson Jack Group
7. Reed Group to Provide MDA Internet Disability Duration Guidelines to U.S. Navy
8. SportCoatings; The North American Booster Club Association (NABCA); the Coatings Specialist Group New Booster Program Goes High Tech With Invisible Antimicrobial Defense
9. Revolutionary Genomics Research Group Opens Boston Office; Provides DNA Evidence in Workers Comp Cases
10. Millennium Biotechnologies Group, Inc. (MBTG.OB) Announces Completion of $2,277,000 Equity Financing
11. ThirdBiotech Networking Group Launches
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Responding to OCS Drilling Decision, Advocacy Group Challenges President to "Get Serious" About Energy Independence and Security 
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 27, 2016 , ... Rolf K. Hoffmann, former senior vice ... University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School effective June 27. , ... with a focus on the school’s international efforts, leading classes and participating in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... 15mm, machines such as the Cary 5000 and the 6000i models are higher end ... height is the height of the spectrophotometer’s light beam from the bottom of the ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - FACIT has ... Ontario biotechnology company, Propellon Therapeutics Inc. ... and commercialization of a portfolio of first-in-class WDR5 ... targets such as WDR5 represent an exciting class ... in precision medicine for cancer patients. Substantial advances ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... YORK , June, 23, 2016  The Biodesign ... to envision new ways to harness living systems and ... Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City ... than 130 participating students, showcased projects at MoMA,s Celeste ... Paola Antonelli , MoMA,s senior curator of architecture ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/31/2016)... 31, 2016   ... the "Company") LegacyXChange is excited to release ... soon to be launched online site for trading 100% ... ) will also provide potential shareholders a sense of ... to an industry that is notorious for fraud. The ...
(Date:3/23/2016)... , March 23, 2016 ... Interesse erhöhter Sicherheit Gesichts- und Stimmerkennung mit ... Inc. (NASDAQ: MESG ), ein ... dass das Unternehmen mit SpeechPro zusammenarbeitet, um ... der Finanzdienstleistungsbranche, wird die Möglichkeit angeboten, im ...
(Date:3/21/2016)... WAKEFIELD, Massachusetts , March 22, 2016 ... and facial recognition with passcodes for superior security ... MESG ), a leading provider of secure digital communications ... pilot their biometric technology and offer enterprise customers, particularly ... provide secure facial recognition and voice authentication within a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):