“Energy independence” is a pipe dream

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August 7, 2011
Boston Globe
by Jeff Jacoby  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Late last month, President Obama announced new automobile fuel-efficiency standards that will require cars to achieve an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Vehicle fleets currently average 27 miles per gallon, so the new target would boost fuel efficiency by an unprecedented 100 percent within 14 years. But barring an engineering miracle, that’s probably pie in the sky." (08/07/11)


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