The Biofuels Offensive

The coming confrontation with Iran reminds us that the industrialized world’s dependence on Middle Eastern oil gives aggressors in that region an enormously powerful weapon aimed at the heart of the world’s economy. Worse yet, the West’s oil expenditures funnel enormous wealth to enemies of democracy in Iran, Venezuela, Nigeria, Russia, and elsewhere. Fortunately, there are several alternatives poised to rapidly transform this situation. One of the quickest and safest of these seems to be biofuels. In the past few years, we’ve made enormous technical progress. Now is t.....

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