January 02, 2008
The Glenn and Helen Show: Bob Zubrin on How to Break OPEC
How can we break the OPEC oil cartel for $100 a car? Engineer Bob Zubrin has the answer -- by requiring all new cars sold in the United States to be flex-fuel vehicles that can run not just on gasoline, but on ethanol and methanol. (Note that methanol can even be made out of kudzu, which we southerners will find highly appealing.)
We talk to Zubrin about his successful new book -- the first printing sold out in December-- Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil, about how oil money funds terrorism, and about how proven off-the-shelf technology could undercut OPEC's power.
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