SOURCE: Fuel Freedom Foundation

Fuel Freedom Foundation

February 05, 2014 09:42 ET

Robert "Bud" McFarlane, Former National Security Advisor, Joins Fuel Freedom Foundation's Board of Advisors

Robert McFarlane, Architect of Strategic Defense Initiative, and Co-Founder of the U.S. Energy Security Council Joins Fight to Open the Fuels Market to Competition

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 5, 2014) - Fuel Freedom Foundation today announced that Robert "Bud" McFarlane, former National Security Advisor under Ronald Reagan, co-founder of the U.S. Energy Security Council and a visionary in the oil and securities market, will be joining the Fuel Freedom Foundation advisory board.

Fuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is working to reduce the cost of driving your existing car by opening the market to cheaper fuel choices at the pump. Achieving fuel freedom will mean accelerated economic growth, greater energy security, reduced air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved health. Our goal is to reduce the cost of transportation fuels in the United States by $300 billion in the next ten years.

McFarlane brings a distinguished record of public service to Fuel Freedom Foundation. He spent ten years in the White House and the State Department where he served in various roles as Military Assistant to National Security Advisors Henry Kissinger and Brent Scowcroft; Counselor to the Secretary of State; the President's Special Representative to the Middle East, and ultimately as President Reagan's National Security Advisor. 

In 2011, McFarlane co-founded The U.S. Energy Security Council with former Director of Central Intelligence Agency James Woolsey. The USESC is a bipartisan group of former Cabinet-level officials, Fortune 50 CEOs, a Nobel Laureate, and senior retired military officers who focus on raising public awareness towards the risks of utilizing a single fuel strategy.

"I have been working with, and for several years, helping the nation understand the risks associated with our approach to oil and the fuels market at USESC," said McFarlane. "Thanks to the recent boom in natural gas in this country, we can see real light at the end of the tunnel. Fuels like methanol and ethanol are easily made by using natural gas as a feedstock. I've decided to join Fuel Freedom Foundation's campaign to help them break this monopoly oil currently enjoys."

Prior to cofounder the USESC, Mr. McFarlane founded Global Energy Investors LLC, which sponsored energy and environmental projects in Brazil, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia and China. Currently, Mr. McFarlane serves as Chairman and CEO of McFarlane Associates Inc., a consultancy focused on the development of alternative fuels which will help the US reduce its reliance on foreign oil. 

"We are very pleased and honored to welcome Mr. McFarlane to Fuel Freedom. Bud brings a tremendous wealth of experience and industry knowledge that we'll leverage to help us break the monopoly oil enjoys today," said Yossie Hollander, Co-Founder of Fuel Freedom Foundation.

Robert C. McFarlane is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served 20 years in the US Marine Corps, holds a Master of Science from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, and was selected as a White House Fellow.

Please visit www.fuelfreedom.org to learn more about how you can join Fuel Freedom to get involved and help end America's addiction to oil.

About Fuel Freedom: Fuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking our oil addiction by enabling the transportation fuels market to open so our cars and trucks can run on cheaper, cleaner, healthier American replacement fuels. The Fuel Freedom campaign aims to remove barriers to competition so that natural gas, methanol, ethanol and electricity can compete on equal footing with gasoline at the pump, and at the dealership. Achieving Fuel Freedom will lower fuel prices, create jobs, spur economic growth, reduce pollution, and improve national and global security. For more information visit us at www.fuelfreedom.org.

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