The United States cannot depend upon a finite supply of hydrocarbons located in unstable foreign regions. At the same time, we need at least twenty years to really move the United States toward full-scale deployment of alternative sources of energy. Brazilian ethanol and Russian gas could help us to buy the time and security we need.
1. Popular culture recognizes these realities; the BBC's "The Man Who Broke Britain" and the FX film Oil Storm both take as their starting point the destruction of Ras Tanura.
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Robert C. McFarlane served as President Reagan's national security advisor from 1983 to 1986. He currently heads an energy and environmental development firm and is a founding member of the Set America Free Coalition.