Breaking Energy: Study: Is Energy Independence Really Possible in the US?

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This question has been dissected in many ways by analysts, politicians, business leaders and countless other stakeholders, with numerous conclusions drawn. Clearly the term “energy independence” can be defined many ways. In terms of power generation, the country already is energy independent. But US petroleum import volumes usually lie at the heart of this question and present a much more stubborn challenge to those who want to see the country self-sufficient in that regard.

Fuel Freedom Foundation Appoints Ilana Meirovitch as Chief Operations Officer

Ilana Meirovitch Joins Fuel Freedom Foundation’s National Effort to Give Americans Choice at the Pump

Fuel Freedom Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to reduce the cost of driving your existing car or truck by opening the market to cheaper fuel choices at the pump, has announced that Ilana Meirovitch will be its new Chief Operating Officer.

Meirovitch comes to Fuel Freedom with over 20 years of operational leadership experience with Deloitte, one of the world’s leading consulting organizations. Her experience at Deloitte spanned all disciplines of the organization and her high-level strategic operational experience, combined with her down-to-earth practical business skills, will help drive the foundation toward its goal of creating open competition in the transportation fuel market.

“Ilana’s exceptional experience, great character and enormous enthusiasm for our mission will be instrumental in our efforts to promote the development of cheaper, cleaner, American-made fuels,” said Joseph Cannon, CEO of Fuel Freedom Foundation. “Her reputation for executing complex projects and delivering sustainable results, while gaining alignment among multiple stakeholders, will be an asset to the Fuel Freedom Foundation.”

Fuel Freedom Foundation is working to open the fuel market to competition by providing choice at the pump. Achieving fuel freedom means accelerated economic growth, greater energy security, reduced air pollution, lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved health for Americans. The introduction of replacement fuels will provide a big financial break for people, without increased government spending.

Meirovitch began her career as a tax advisor in the Orange County practice at Deloitte and, over the years, supported firm leadership in various national roles such as Chief of Staff to the regional managing partner, Director of Finance and ultimately the National Director of Operations in the firm’s US Talent (HR) organization. While there, she led teams both in the U.S. and India, overseeing the organization’s budget, business processes, technology solutions and the development of its off-shoring activities. Meirovitch has an MBA degree from the University of California in Los Angeles.

“Creating choice at the pump will usher in an era of economic growth fueled by innovation in the transportation sector, areas that are very near and dear to me,” said Meirovitch. “By removing barriers to competition, we can see ethanol, methanol, natural gas, electricity and gasoline compete on equal footing at the pump. I am excited to be a part of the movement to help Americans choose cheaper, cleaner and American made fuels.”

About Fuel Freedom: The 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

The Dennis Prager Show: Breaking Our Oil Addiction With Fuel Freedom

Radio host Dennis Prager speaks to Fuel Freedom Foundation cofounder, Yossie Hollander, about how the organization is planning to end America’s addiction to oil by opening the fuel market to American-made replacement fuels that are cheaper and cleaner. Hollander discusses the alternative fuels, the current regulatory environment and dispels some common myth surrounding the price of oil.