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2014 September

Everyone wants to “make a difference” but with an overwhelming array of charitable causes and organizations, the question is: how? Journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn set out to find the answer in their new... Read the article
PUMP: The Movie, Narrated by Jason Bateman – Los Angeles Premiere AP Images – Photographed by Dan Stein/Invision/AP “Pump” Los Angeles Premiere – Arrivals GettyImages-Film Magic – Photographed by Gabriel Olsen Premiere Of “Pump” –... Read the article

PUMP: The Movie that Can Kick the Oil Addiction

TheCuttingEdgeNews.com
ISIS has trebled its forces within recent months and in large measure finances its expansion with $10 million to $20 million per week in illicit oil sales from as many as 70 captured oil wells.... Read the article

PUMP the Movie

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Movie times. Pump is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can... Read the article

PUMP- the movie

Sandy, Utah Chamber of Commerce
Right now, we have the ability to protect our environment by ending our dependence on oil. PUMP: An important new movie about ending our oil addiction that could change the rules of the game and... Read the article
A car’s high beams trace slow-motion lightning across the highway. An auto worker in suspenders strides the factory floor. These seductive images of the American automotive industry act as dreamy parentheses to Josh and Rebecca... Read the article
Many documentaries have decried the evils of Big Oil. After all, there’s a lot to hate: it holds our wallets hostage, pollutes the planet’s atmosphere, it’s one of the motivating factors behind American involvement in... Read the article

You Must See This Movie: Pump the Movie

PennsylvaniaFrack.com
It’s about time that someone pricked the fraudulent “Saudi America” narrative that the oil industry and its allies have been peddling successfully to the media for the past several years—and a new movie “Pump the... Read the article

You Must See This Movie: Pump the Movie

EarthConnexion.com
It’s about time that someone pricked the fraudulent “Saudi America” narrative that the oil industry and its allies have been peddling successfully to the media for the past several years—and a new movie “Pump the... Read the article
It’s about time that someone pricked the fraudulent “Saudi America” narrative that the oil industry and its allies have been peddling successfully to the media for the past several years—and a new movie “Pump the... Read the article
It’s about time that someone pricked the fraudulent “Saudi America” narrative that the oil industry and its allies have been peddling successfully to the media for the past several years – and a new movie,... Read the article

Pump the Movie – Pricking Petro-Nonsense

GreenReflection.com
It’s about time that someone pricked the fraudulent “Saudi America” narrative that the oil industry and its allies have been peddling successfully to the media for the past several years – and a new movie,... Read the article
It’s about time that someone pricked the fraudulent “Saudi America” narrative that the oil industry and its allies have been peddling successfully to the media for the past several years – and a new movie,... Read the article

Pump the Movie – Pricking Petro-Nonsense

HuffingtonPost.com
It’s about time that someone pricked the fraudulent “Saudi America” narrative that the oil industry and its allies have been peddling successfully to the media for the past several years – and a new movie,... Read the article

Edwin Black: Kick our deadly oil addiction

Winston-Salem Journal
ISIS has bolstered its forces within recent months, and it has financed this expansion with $10 to $20 million per week in illicit oil sales from as many as 70 captured oil wells +Read the article

PUMP to Kick Oil Addiction

FrontPageMag.com
ISIS has bolstered its forces within recent months, and it has financed this expansion with $10 to $20 million per week in illicit oil sales from as many as 70 captured oil wells. +Read the article

PUMP to Kick Oil Addition

JewishPress.com
ISIS has bolstered its forces within recent months, and it has financed this expansion with $10 to $20 million per week in illicit oil sales from as many as 70 captured oil wells. +Read the article
ISIS has bolstered its forces within recent months, and it has financed this expansion with $10 to $20 million per week in illicit oil sales from as many as 70 captured oil wells. +Read the article

PUMP to Kick Oil Addiction

TheTimesofIsrael.com
ISIS has trebled its forces within recent months and in large measure finances its expansion with $10 million to $20 million per week in illicit oil sales from as many as 70 captured oil wells.... Read the article
[Video] Outlined in the new film “Pump,” Former Shell Oil USA president John Hofmeister, discusses the initiative to reduce the cost of transportation fuel. +Read the article
The oil debate is something that has raged on in the United States for years. With politicians constantly discussing our dependence on foreign oil, writer Johnny O’Hara and directors Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell... Read the article

PUMP Releases Some Character Posters

ComicBastards.com
I’m looking forward to checking out Pump because believe it or not I think the subject of clean energy and renewable energy is important especially with our gas guzzling cars! Here’s some character posters along... Read the article
American petroleum use accounts for about one-quarter of global consumption, depending upon whose numbers you’re refining. Kicking our oil addiction is an old mantra that is preached daily from the sidelines by an army of... Read the article

PUMP the Movie

360Magazine.com
On behalf of Submarine Deluxe, we’re excited to share NEW CONTENT for the upcoming documentary on America’s oil addiction, PUMP, opening in NY & LA this Friday, Sept. 19th! +Read the article
PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end it... Read the article

Jason Bateman Narrates ‘Pump’

FanboyNation.com
PUMP is an inspiring, eye-opening documentary that tells the story of America’s addiction to oil, from its corporate pump 2conspiracy beginnings to its current monopoly today, and explains clearly and simply how we can end... Read the article

‘Pump’: Film Review

HollywoodReporter.com
In Fuel, his 2008 documentary, Joshua Tickell took a first-person stance for renewable energy. Six years later, co-directing with his wife Rebecca Harrell Tickell, he removes himself from the onscreen equation for Pump. Gathering expert... Read the article
Some time in the future–perhaps a decade from now–we’ll all be driving around in electric cars (probably). Battery technology will have evolved to allow longer trips on a single charge, and they’ll be significantly cheaper... Read the article

2014 August

PUMP the new documentary about America and oil to be released September 19th. +Read the article

2013 December

Newport Beach Magazine: Making a Mark

Newport Beach Magazine
With hundreds of businesses, restaurants and nonprofits, Newport Beach is a thriving community filled with people determined to make a difference in our coastal enclave. Whether these men and women work diligently behind the scenes or step forward... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

Newport Beach Magazine: Society

Newport Beach Magazine
Fuel Freedom co-founder Eyal Aronoff opened his Newport Coast home to more than 300 guests for the second annual gala held Sept. 28. Attendees admired sporty vehicles converted to run on natural gas and met members of... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 November

2013 October

The Long Shadow of Saudi Aramco

Dark Reading
Second installment in a series on cyberthreats to the oil and gas industry A mind-set shift is slowly permeating the oil and gas industry that it’s no longer immune to hackers. “Before, we had insecure systems,... Read the article
Is the United States on its way to becoming Energy Independent? +Watch the interview
In a departure from the large-scale infrastructure proposals that dominate international development politics, a thinktank, Fuel Freedom Foundation, funded by tech entrepreneurs Joseph Hollander and Eyal Aronoff, proposes smaller scale investments to leverage local fuel availability,... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 September

Some 30,000 or so hard drives were scrapped and replaced with new ones last year on Saudi Aramco’s internal corporate network after a massive cyberattack destroyed data on the oil and natural gas company’s Windows... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
This is the biggest business opportunity for oil and gas producers in the United States in many years,” says Joseph “Yossie” Hollander, who co-founded Fuel Freedom Foundation with Eyal Aronoff. The economic argument is as... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
A Fuel Freedom Foundation study showed that setting the engine to run at an optimal setting for the higher octane in so-called alcohol fuels can cut the greenhouse gases emitted on average by 17 percent to 20 percent, making... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 August

Natural gas’s potential reduce the U.S.’s dependence on foreign oil for transportation fuel has gained momentum thanks to rising shale production, with a focus on compressed natural gas and LNG as prospective fuels. But the Fuel Freedom... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Even as US crude oil output continues to swell, a growing number of companies – including at least one oil refiner – are maneuvering to grow their presence in an emerging natural gas-derived transportation fuel market.... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 July

A combination of policy and market impediments to diversification of US transportation fuels has prompted the free market-focused Fuel Freedom Foundation to team up with policy-focused environmentalist and former Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope... Read the article
John Hofmeister launched an outreach program during his tenure as president of Houston-based Shell Oil Company to discuss energy challenges with the public. Shortly after leaving the company in 2008, he founded the not-for-profit association... Read the article

2013 June

Former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister founded Citizens for Affordable Energy, a nonprofit group promoting diversity and innovation in U.S. energy supplies, and joined the advisory board of the Irvine, Calif.–based Fuel Freedom Foundation, which has... Read the article
Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), have become more commonplace on the country’s roads over the past decade. For proponents of an “open fuel standard,” however, the current fleet of FFVs is not flexible enough. Instead, they... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 May

Former Shell president John Hofmeister speaks on behalf of Fuel Freedom, “a non-partisan initiative dedicated to breaking our oil addiction with cheaper, cleaner, American-made replacement fuels by removing barriers to fuel competition.” It’s not often you hear... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Former Shell president John Hofmeister explains that his outreach efforts at Fuel Freedom Foundation, together with Citizens for Affordable Energy, are intended to “make sure something has changed 10 years out. Left to our own devices,... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Former Shell Oil president and Fuel Freedom Foundation advisor John Hofmeister talks to The Wall Street Shuffle about the need to diversify the transportation fuel market  and allow competition to oil. He points to the... Listen to the interview
Former Shell Oil Company President John Hofmeister, who recently joined the advisory board of Fuel Freedom Foundation, addresses the fact that alternative fuels have lost some of their luster in the U.S., lately. Oil production here is booming based on shale... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 April

A “lack of any kind of a coherent plan” or “priority-setting process” from US policymakers has hindered the development of smart grid and alternative fuels, John Hofmeister, CEO of the nonprofit Citizens for Affordable Energy... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company and founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy (CFAE) has joined the fight to open the fuel market to allow alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol, natural gas and... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Fuel Freedom has announced the launch of its “Fueling the Future” book club and webinar series as part of a national effort to inform the public of the key issues surrounding America’s oil dependency and... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Hofmeister, who retired from Shell in 2008, has founded Citizens for Affordable Energy, and last week joined the Fuel Freedom Foundation advisory board, which is “dedicated to breaking America’s oil addiction by opening the fuel... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy, has joined Fuel Freedom Foundation’s advisory board. Hofmeister explains that Fuel Freedom Foundation’s mission of providing alternative fuel choices at the... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Yossie Hollander, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, discusses energy problems and how approaching some of the complicated issues about gas prices (whether it’s natural gas or unleaded/diesel) within a homogeneous construct is not only confusing,... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 March

While speaking on a panel at the Herzliya Conference, Yossie Hollander, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, argued that policies meant to quickly make natural gas available for export to the world market are a waste... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 February

Yossie Hollander, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, tells Newsmax that the issue with oil is not the source, but the price. Hollander notes that in 2012, the U.S. spent $780 billion for oil and oil... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2013 January

Michael Fitzsimmons discusses Yossie Hollander’s talk at TEDx Chapman University, which focused on the exorbitant cost of oil and how the current political discussion of solutions is not going to break our dependency on oil.... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Fuel Freedom Foundation’s cofounder, Yossie Hollander, is noted as one of the “post-apocalyptic thinkers” due to his proactive efforts to reduce American dependence on petroleum during a time when doomsayers seem to be the norm.... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2012 December

Yossie Hollander is interviewed by BioFuels Journal editor Jerry Perkins about Fuel Freedom Foundation. Hollander explains Fuel Freedom’s mission and how the organization will effect change in the fuel market. Click below to read more.... Read the article
Barack Obama is in the market for creative ways of combating climate change, and Eyal Aronoff thinks he has one – involving the U.S.’ beloved motor car. Eyal Aronoff identifies himself on his business card... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Eyal Aronoff and James Woolsey speak about Fuel Freedom Foundation’s mission and the plan for reducing the price of gas to $2 a gallon and providing a choice at the pump. +Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Eyal Aronoff and James Woolsey speak about Fuel Freedom Foundation’s mission and the plan for reducing the price of gas to $2 a gallon and providing a choice at the pump.   +Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

Interview with Eyal Aronoff Part II

Voice of America
Eyal Aronoff, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, is interviewed for “Nightline Africa”, a news magazine show.  The interview focuses on how Fuel Freedom Foundation’s initiative for choice at the pump can have financial and environmental benefits... Listen to the interview

Interview with Eyal Aronoff Part I

Voice of America
Eyal Aronoff, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, is interviewed for “Nightline Africa”, a news magazine show.  The interview focuses on how Fuel Freedom Foundation’s initiative for choice at the pump can have financial and environmental benefits... Listen to the interview
Eyal Aronoff, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, examines the implications of the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2012.  Aronoff discusses the report’s findings regarding the world oil supply and demand and the assessment that... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2012 November

Giving readers a glimpse into the inaugural Fuel Freedom Foundation gala, William Tucker interviews Fuel Freedom Foundation cofounders, Eyal Aronoff and Yossie Hollander, about the mission of the organization and how they plan to bring... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2012 October

Fuel Freedom Kicks Off in Newport Coast

Newport Beach Independent
Fuel Freedom Foundation’s inaugural gala is featured in the Newport Beach Independent. +Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Along with a slideshow of event images, Ariana Espiritu reports on the success of Fuel Freedom Foundation’s inaugural gala held in Newport Coast on October 20, 2012. +Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
At Fuel Freedom Foundation’s gala, on October 20, 2012, cofounders Yossie Hollander and Eyal Aronoff discuss the oil addiction facing America and their plan to cure it. +Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

A List for FFF

OC Business Journal
The OC Business Journal highlights Fuel Freedom Foundation’s mission and news of a generous donation in advance of its gala on October 20, 2012. Click below to read more. +Read the article

2012 August

Fuel Freedom Foundation’s CEO, Joseph Cannon, explains how a change in regulations could pave the way for competition at the pump. He also discusses current market for ethanol as an alternative fuel and pending regulations... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Eyal Aronoff, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, discusses the organization’s sponsorship of two cars in 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Aronoff explains that professional drivers have long preferred alternative fuels and that all drivers should... Read the article | Download a PDF of the article
Fuel Freedom Foundation sponsors two methanol-powered cars in the 2012 Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Eyal Aronoff explains that the sponsorship is a way to show support for choice at the pump for all drivers. +Read the article | Download a PDF of the article

2012 July

Yossie Hollander, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, gives a speech at Chapman University, explaining how America’s oil addiction will bankrupt us. Hollander goes on to explain how breaking the oil monopoly, allowing flex-fuel cars and... Watch the interview

2012 June

Joe Cannon speaks with Lou Dobbs about the new EPA regulations and how the U.S. can achieve energy independence through use of alternative, American-made fuels. +Watch the interview

Is Methanol the Key to Energy Independence?

Real Clear Energy
Yossie Hollander, cofounder of Fuel Freedom Foundation, is featured in this article discussing the viability of methanol as an alternative fuel and the ways in which Fuel Freedom is working to make this idea a... Read the article