America’s Energy Future: The Election is Over, time for Biofuel.
By: Alan Anderson
Now that the 2012 elections are over I think we all have a clear vision of what we need to do for our Energy future. The status of oil as a strategic commodity, which is derived from its domination of the transportation sector, presents a clear and present danger to the United States. I’m not talking about Independence from foreign oil, I mean Independence from Oil period. This is not a political party issue; it is all about the economic and security future of America.
The issue of Oil and Fuel has plagued our nation for decades and hasn’t truly been dealt with and with the pending fiscal problems our nation is facing; we need solutions now and not kick the can down the road for a few more generations. We don’t have many more generations of Oil left to support ourselves. What the United States of America does have is many acres of unused land that would provide a beginning for the massive expansion of Energy crops for Advanced Biofuels. The figures of unused land vary from year to year based on grazing leases but no less 100 million acres are open yearly that go unused.
So you see we have the land resource we need, what we need to do next is organize the biofuels world to make our voices louder than the Oil Industry. Time is running out and our future generations of Americans are relying on us to solve this before it is too late. Investments now will save us money in the future. We here at the American Counsel for Energy Beet Fuels (ACEBF) believe and the oil industry’s own data shows that they can’t keep up with demand nor are they sure their estimates of undiscovered oil reserves are close to correct. Not even the USGS can support the Oil Industry’s claims. We need to make the first move to true Oil Independence.
The Ethanol projects of the past were a great start to awareness and development of biofuels but they have not been able to hit the mandate target for production. What Energy Crops have shown is not only is it possible but it can be quicker and with less acres. The western states are begging for the chance to show the world we can do it and do it better and cheaper than ever before. Today, we need to decide who will win the future of Trans. Energy, us or the dwindling Oil Industry.
Are we willing to put our energy future on hold until the next decade or are we ready to make a difference now? We need all of us to stand with conviction and tell the government that we are here for the American people to produce a safer and cheaper fuel for America and we will be proud to do it.
American Counsel for Energy Beet Fuels (ACEBF)