Accession Number:

ADA539961

Title:

National Energy Security and Reliance on Foreign Oil

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-12

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

End of oil is coming. Whether the United States acts now to end a reliance on foreign oil or continues this reliance, and the threat it poses to national energy security, is vital to our future. Reducing reliance on foreign oil imports is in the interest of United States national security. In a recent policy memorandum, American Made Energy, President Bush stated Our dependence on oil not only reduces our energy security, it leaves our economy vulnerable to outside forces. The United States must make an investment to reduce this reliance on foreign oil and continue to develop an infrastructure more reliant on renewable energy sources. The significant increase in oil prices over the past year has served as a wake-up call to reenergize development of alternative energy sources and putting into place an infrastructure where reusable sources can provide a greater portion of the United States energy needs, with less reliance on foreign imports.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Non-electrical Energy Conversion
  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE