True Independence

Monday, October 6, 2014

We can break the cartel's influence on our gas prices by stripping oil of its strategic status. And we can get out of the box of GAS prices and concern ourselves with FUEL prices. How can we lower fuel prices? We can introduce competition in the fuel market by turning the cars on our roads into platforms upon which fuels can compete. We can buy flex fuel cars. We can convert our cars to flex fuel cars now and start burning alcohol fuel.

And we don't have to rely on any other country's cooperation. We can do this ourselves. OPEC may decide to continue plundering the world's financial resources by keeping the price of oil high, but it would no longer affect fuel prices in America. Our fuel prices could steadily drop as we develop better ways of making fuel.


Interview with PUMP's Filmmaker Josh Tickell

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

You can listen to an interview with Josh Tickell, the filmmaker of the new movie, PUMP here:

The Coast to Coast Show

You'll see "Download MP3s." Choose "Hour 1."

Here is the radio station's description of the interview:

First hour guest, filmmaker Josh Tickell talked about his documentary, Pump, which tells the story of America's addiction to oil and alternative fuels that can replace it. Rudolf Diesel made his diesel engine to run on vegetable oil and Henry Ford originally designed the Model T to run on alcohol fuel, Tickell explained. They realized if fuel was controlled by large organizations, then the power would rest with large organizations instead of with the people, he added... [Tickell] spoke about how newer gasoline burning cars can be switched via software to run on more than one fuel type, including ethanol, methanol, and natural gas. He also suggested that the Millennial generation will take on the challenges of fuel and energy, and radically change them.

To find out if PUMP is now playing in your city, go here:

And select your state.

Watch a couple of great previews at Fandango.


A Movie About Fuel Competition

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Huffington Post published a good write-up about the new movie, PUMP. The author, Carl Pope, wrote:

"The movie, produced by the Fuel Freedom Foundation, puts today's global oil landscape in the proper historic perspective, tracing how oil's current monopoly as a transportation fuel emerged. First came John D. Rockefeller's successful efforts to leverage prohibition to kill off Henry Ford's plan to rely on alcohol as the primary driver of the automotive revolution. In the '30s General Motors conspired with Chevron, Firestone and Mack Truck to shut down America's streetcar system. The recent assault on ethanol as a fuel was, similarly, funded and managed by the oil industry and its hired guns.

"PUMP next takes us on a survey of the fuels that ought to be competing with oil for our transportation dollar — because they all cost less than gasoline or diesel — electric vehicles, natural gas fuels, or biofuels derived from agricultural or municipal wastes or dedicated crops. It argues that a huge portion of today's cars could actually operate on ethanol or methanol derived from natural gas or biomass with truly trivial software and fuel line modifications, while fleet turnover will more slowly take us to a largely electric vehicle future. It uses Brazil as a powerful counter-narrative, a country that did break oil's monopoly at its pumps, and convincingly argues that the alternatives to oil are both better and cheaper — if they could get into the market."

The fastest way to get these fuels into the market is the Open Fuel Standard. Let's hope the movie awakens Americans' determination to break oil's monopoly forever.

Read the whole article in The Huffington Post here: Pump the Movie — Pricking Petro-Nonsense.


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