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Robert Zubrin: Energy Victory, Breaking Free of Oil, Denver, CO

Tuesday, Apr 6 2010 at 11:30 pm - Wednesday, Apr 7 2010 at 1:30 am EDT

Robert Zubrin: Energy Victory: Breaking Free of Oil All-Ivy Lecture, Tuesday, April 6, 7:30pm This free lecture will be held at Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall DU, 2000 E. Asbury Ave., Denver, CO 80208. Parking is difficult. For a parking pass for $6, near the event, please mail $6 to Howard Holme, 5833 Montview Blvd. Denver CO 80207 or email with a commitment to pay at the event to Robert Zubrin, a world-class engineer and best-selling author, lays out a bold plan to break OPEC's economic stranglehold on the US and the world. Zubrin argues that Congress should pass S. 835, a law to require that new cars sold in the USA be flex-fuel. Such cars would run on any combination of gasoline or alcohol fuels (methanol or ethanol). This one action would destroy the OPEC oil cartel monopoly on the globe's transportation fuel supply. Alcohol fuels from farmers' worldwide crops would compete with gasoline. Within a few years, drivers of 50 million US cars in the US, and an equal number overseas, could choose between alcohol and gasoline. Alcohol is usually cheaper. Zubrin's book Energy Victory shows how petrodollars that are now being sent to countries funding terrorism would fund farmers here and abroad, boosting our own economy and funding world development. Furthermore, switching to alcohol fuels, which pollute less than gasoline and are made from plants that draw carbon dioxide from the air, can increase world economic growth, reduce global poverty, and not increase global warming. "To win the war on terror, we need to remove the yoke of our oil dependence and cut the flow of petrodollars to regimes that spread radical Islam. Energy Victory is a bold, yet realistic plan to do just that. It is a vitally important book about the most critical issue we face today." - Dr. Gal Luft, Executive Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security " In Energy Victory [Zubrin] lays out a compelling case for on the importance, and practicality, of winning the war on terror by making oil obsolete." -- Professor Glenn Reynolds, "Robert Zubrin pulls no punches … Don't miss this one." -- James Woolsey, former Director, CIA "Americans are buying ammunition for their enemies every time they buy gas. Energy security is the way out of this dilemma and Dr. Zubrin has a plan to achieve it." -- Clifford D. May, President, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies "… should command the attention of advocates, academics and policy-makers." -- Louis Putterman, Professor of Economics, Brown University Dr. Robert Zubrin (Golden, CO) is president of Pioneer Astronautics and also president of the Mars Society. For many years he worked as a senior engineer for Lockheed Martin. He is the author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction books The Case for Mars, Entering Space, Mars on Earth; the science fiction novels The Holy Land and First Landing; and articles in Scientific American, The New Atlantis, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Mechanical Engineering, and The American Enterprise. He has appeared on major media including CNN, CSPAN, BBC, Discovery Channel, NBC, ABC, and NPR.

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  • Contact

    Howard Holme
  • Location

    Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall DU, 2000 E. Asbury Ave Denver, Colorado USA