Bush claims ethanol is answer to oil addiction

US president George W. Bush used his seventh annual State of the Union Address to say that climate change is "a serious challenge" and announce ethanol as the answer to oil.
He claimed, "these technologies will help us become better stewards of the environment and they will help us confront the serious challenge of global climate change."

The US President will attempt to bring the production of US fuel back under US control by announcing a desire to cut American oil consumption by 20% by 2017 and increase alternatives to 7.5bn gallons by 2012 and 35bn gallons by 2017.

He also announced a greater focus on energy efficiency by increasing fuel economy standards in the US, which are currently below those of China, reports the Ecologist.
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