"President Bush declared in his 2006 State of the Union address that 'America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world.' He set a goal 'to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025. This ambitious energy security goal follows those of nearly every administration since President Nixon. However, few of those goals have ever been met. This failed policy pattern seems rooted in a tendency to conserve energy with only existing oil and gasoline systems--the same oil addicted systems that have created foreign oil dependence. Radically new policies and technologies should be implemented using a different 'consciousness' to solve national energy security challenges. This paper (1) assesses the failure to meet past energy goals, (2) analyzes energy trends, and (3) recommends actions to meet the goal of replacing 75 percent of Middle East imported oil by 2025."
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