Experts Debate Government Role In Alternate Fuels

Alternative fuel vehicles could improve the United States’ energy security and protect it from volatility in the oil market. But Myron Ebell, director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s energy and environment center, disagreed.“I’m very much for rapid technological progress, and for more advanced vehicles. And therefore, I’m for less government involvement,” he said.“I think that the federal government’s track record in trying to force innovation is not good, and I think the best thing that can be done is to try to minimize the role of government in the transportation and energy sector.”