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Dr Robert Zubrin does it again. Another great book. Robert doesn't hold any punches and shows why the Saudis and the royal family are murderous thugs using oil and control of OPEC to support world wide terrorism.
First thank you Robert for debunking using hydrogen as a fuel. I didn't know that it takes more energy using electrolysis of water to produce hydrogen and oxygen than the energy that can be obtained from hydrogen. I was a big hydrogen fan. Plus Robert debunks the infrastructure that would be required to sell, create, store and move massive amounts of hydrogen US wide for supplying cars and trucks. It wont work. Taught me a lot on that.
Robert explains why conservation by driving less and using smaller cars will not stop OPEC control of oil prices.
Robert shows how the Saudis are supporting massive world wide terrorism using oil profits and how they pay off US government officials to get what they want. Robert names names of those on the take on Carlyle Group boards getting money influenced by the Saudis.
Dr Zubrin shows how flex fuel cars are the way to go to destroy OPEC. YES I said to destroy OPEC so it cant raise its ugly head again to control oil prices and support terrorism.
Sorry Robert even with all the info you give on support of corn production for ethanol I can't agree with you pushing as much corn production for ethanol as possible. I know too many farmers (right next to me) that are growing as much corn for ethanol as they can. Water tables way down. Little water for anything else but corn growing for ethanol. Prices for corn for human consumption and animal feed has gone up drastically because of this. A smaller amount of corn growing for ethanol production would be better as US farmers are going overboard selling corn for ethanol. Maybe growing different crops that don't need as much water and raising the price for human and livestock food would be better for ethanol production.
However I can really support worldwide methanol production to use as a flex fuel in cars/trucks along with biomass energy production and bio diesel. Hey race car teams have been using methanol for years plus its safer too. Robert shows a women helped produce a methanol using car for Detroit car manufactures. It worked well and some methanol using cars were sold. Dr. Zubrin makes a compelling case for MANDATORY 100% flex fuel cars. All government officials should read Energy Victory and have a conscience and stop taking bribes and pay offs from the Saudis and make flex fuel cars 100% mandatory to help destroy OPEC grip on controlling oil prices forever.
Also lets start creating jobs in wind, solar, geothermal, natural gas,hydroelectric, CLEAN burning coal technology, and nuclear( as long as much better standards created for storage/disposal of spent fuel) to help get American off imported oil.
As Dr. Zubrin shows we are at the " break even" phase of fusion research. More jobs and money needed in fusion research to get us up to the "detonation phase" of the reaction where the reaction is able to sustain itself. This will allow future generations to have almost unlimited power for millions of years.
Right now drill baby drill. Lets have massive new oil and natural gas exploration in Alaska ,off California and Florida coasts, Texas and everywhere and bring this oil and natural gas finds to the US market.
In conclusion Energy Victory is a great book.Buy it! I wish government officials would read it and take note.
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Robert Zubrin (born April 9, 1952) is an American aerospace engineer and author, best known for his advocacy of the manned exploration of Mars.
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