The Book That Oil Companies Don’t Want You To Know About
America, if you are tired of high prices for fuel, food, and just about everything else, boy do I have the book for you. David Blume’s “Alcohol Can Be A Gas” is nothing less than the playbook for saving America. You heard me right. This is it – the plan to free ourselves from our present oil challenges while raising the standards of living for citizens at the same time. Right out of the gate, the fight is on, too. There is no shortage of misinformed people writing articles damning biofuels, spreading myths, and trying to position Ethanol as a losing energy investment, and that’s the beauty of “Alcohol Can Be A Gas”. The book points the way with facts, figures, and real life examples of post-petroleum businesses that can be had in the alcohol fuel revolution. The realization that a small scale producer is now a viable economic possibility and that after peak oil, alcohol will be as good or better than money based on oil.
That’s why oil companies don’t want you to know about Blume’s work. ‘Alcohol Can Be A Gas’ reveals of so many energy industry secrets, I’m surprised David Blume hasn’t been hauled off to a secret prison in Poland by oil company mercenaries. For over twenty five years, Blume has meticulously gathered information that will make any reader realize just how much Americans have been duped into supporting a food and energy system dependent on fossil fuel inputs, namely oil (though things are starting to look more promising). The author weaves the entire history of alcohol fuel like a thrilling novel, detailing how alcohol has been used as a renewable fuel from before Henry Ford to present day.
Blume’s detailed plan contained in the book gives Americans an equal opportunity to fix the country by ourselves. The book details everything needed to enhance local living, free ourselves from oil, create jobs, ensure food security, make money, help slow global warming, and redirect funds from oil wars.
Skeptical? I was. As a member of Portland Oregon’s Peak Oil Task Force, I know enough about Peak Oil to understand “Alcohol Can Be A Gas” is a top solution for truly solving many of our country’s challenges. Blume shares innovative solutions with readers, backing up his writing with research that instills inspirational pragmatic optimism for the future. Does Blume’s plan solve all of our energy problems? Not without big efforts from many people. But in a sea of energy despair, corrupt politicians, and oil dependency, “Alcohol Can Be A Gas” offers an excellent plan to follow.
As an alcohol fuel expert, ecologist, permaculturist, and farmer, Blume writes: “We can have a large cooperative cellulose distillery in each county, producing ethanol and biomass electricity to keep our essential services running. We can have small integrated farms that produce fuel, food, and building materials. We can eat well on locally produced food and locally processed products. We can even cogenerate electricity and hot water at our homes using our cars running on alcohol, if we are clever enough.”
Want some sample eye openers? Here are a few you’ll learn in “Alcohol Can Be A Gas”:
– Oil companies make over $25,000 in profit from a single barrel of oil (They pay about $66 per barrel as of today’s writing)
– The gasoline you pay for is never the same mixture two days in a row – it’s just the oil company’s mix of toxic chemicals left over from refining oil
– There is enough land in the US to grow enough alcohol feedstocks for our energy needs
– As many as 26 million jobs could be created – ensuring employment for America
This book has it all: Astonishing secrets that have been hidden from the public, a real plan for energy independence, methods for empowering local communities, and much more. Blume counters multiple myths spread through the media about ethanol, and shows us why ethanol does NOT require more energy to create than is derived from the fuel (positive EROEI). Blume educates his readers and proves alcohol fuel is a clean, plentiful, and renewable energy source, dismissing reports from the media that propagate misinformation. He explains ways to diversify fuel crops that can quickly be grown in America. He also backs up his information with meticulous notes and references, daring anyone in the energy or agricultural business to challenge him. (I hope he gets to debate some of the “experts” the mainstream media always cites, namely David Pimentel.)
What David Blume does not advocate is that we can continue our present energy use, which has led to a culture of consumption and waste. What is clear is that the structure of society is changing as energy depletes, and none of us can predict with 100% accuracy what the crystal ball holds as peak oil continues to make our economic and ecological problems worse. As America wakes up to peak oil, there will be many shocked people, unaware of just how large the issue of energy depletion is. That is why before Americans reach for their pitchforks and torches, a copy of “Alcohol Can Be A Gas” should be in their hands.
You can order your own copy of “Alcohol Can Be A Gas” here.
What people that count are saying about “Alcohol Can Be A Gas”:
“Brilliant! This book should be on the reading list of every American!!”
—Thom Hartmann, New York Times best-selling author, and nationally syndicated host of The Thom Hartmann Program on Air America.
“Humanity has used up roughly half of the world’s oil and topsoil. Just in time, David Blume has given us Alcohol Can Be A Gas! It’s a practical road map for supplying all of our energy needs without drilling, strip-mining, and/or depleting the soil. In fact, following Blume’s model, soil fertility would actually increase worldwide; energy production would be not only sustainable, but democratic—and highly profitable on the small scale. This is a brilliant visionary work. And, with Mr. Blume’s witty personality, reading it is certainly a gas.”
—Larry Korn, Soil Scientist, Translator, and Editor of The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming.
“Dave Blume has written the definitive opus on alcohol as a fuel. From the 30,000-foot view to the most minute technical detail, Alcohol Can be a Gas! makes a strong case for the practical, ecological, political, and economic sense in converting to ethanol. It’s heartening to see the world’s original “alcohol pioneer” stay abreast of the times with a book that has the promise to knock some sense into our insidious fossil-fueled economy. This book is much needed in this era of Peak Oil and fast-accelerating climate change.”
—John Schaeffer, President and Founder of Real Goods, and Executive Director of the Institute for Solar Living.
As intersections of the food-energy-climate matrix form in Iowa cornfields, Amazonian rain forests and Canadian gene splicing labs, and end-game battles for their control pit theocratic flat-worlders against biologists, climatologists, and tree-huggers over the very survival of life on Earth, David Blume emerges like a wizard on a misty pinnacle, back-lit by the full moon, revealing a gemstone in his extended palm.
– Albert Bates, author, The Post Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times (New Society, 2006)
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