October 16, 2013
GM unveils Impala that runs on natural gas, gasoline
"We know that U.S. energy security won't come from a one-off moonshot," Akerson said. "It will flow from our systematic investment in technology and innovation... our drive to get more from existing energy sources and renewables... our commitment to conservation... and it will be assured by fully and safely exploiting our shale gas reserves."More
October 14, 2013
SAFE Announces Finalists for Emerging Innovation Award: Achates Power Inc., Nostrum Energy LLC, and Virent Inc.
Washington, D.C. —Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) announced today that the following companies are finalists in its Emerging Innovation Award (EIA) competition: Achates Power, Inc., ...More
October 14, 2013
United States Ranks 5 of 13 in New ‘Oil Security Index’
Washington, D.C. —The domestic oil boom and improving vehicle fuel efficiency are boosting oil security in the United States, but heavy dependence on oil pulls ...More
October 13, 2013
Does OPEC still have the U.S. over a barrel?
Instability in the Middle East is still the focus of American foreign policy, with the United States courting nations whose domestic policies and values are often at odds with ours. Now, as then, Saudi Arabia is the linchpin in the global oil market, pumping more than one in 10 barrels produced worldwide. That has helped amplify the kingdom’s voice on issues such as the civil war in Syria, where it favors supplying arms to rebel forces.
Yet the oil weapon, as OPEC’s manipulative power was called at the time, works only when oil-importing countries supply the ammunition. And over the past four decades, the United States and the other major industrialized nations have taken steps to defuse the power of an embargo.More
October 8, 2013
How to untangle America from the Middle East mess
By Gary Bauer, President of American Values, former Domestic Policy Advisor to the President, and an advisor to Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).
Our dependence on the global oil market is a function of oil’s domination of the transportation sector: 93 percent of the energy consumed by America’s cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, planes, trains, and boats is generated from petroleum.
Overall, the transportation sector accounts for 71 percent of U.S. petroleum demand.More
October 2, 2013
SAFE Announces Cummins Westport, GM, Nissan, and Shorepower the Winners of the Advanced Technology Energy Security Prize for their Leadership in Reducing U.S. Oil Dependence
Washington, D.C. — Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) proudly recognizes Cummins Westport Incorporated, General Motors, Nissan, and Shorepower Technologies as the winners of its Advanced ...More