IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - The Fuel Freedom Foundation (FFF), in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), sponsored a topic breakfast, entitled "Refueling the Fight Against Poverty," in conjunction with the annual meeting at CGI. The breakfast was held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.

The discussion was led by John Podesta, former White House Chief of Staff under Bill Clinton, and current Chair at The Center for American Progress. The panel featured Yossie Hollander, Fuel Freedom Foundation Chairman and co-founder; David R. Lee, Professor at Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management Cornell University; and Radha Muthiah, Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

Fuel Freedom Foundation is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that is working to reduce the cost of driving your existing car or truck 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.

The scarcity of cheap, clean fuels is one of the greatest challenges facing much of the global population, and this especially affects the world's poorest three billion people. The shortage and lack of access to affordable fuels in the developing world negatively impacts food security, health and national security. The breakfast explored how the world can transform the traditional view and understanding of fuels today; and investigated alternatives to fuels commonly used for transportation, cooking, electricity, lighting and fertilizers. Rethinking low-cost and clean fuels will have a global impact in the fight against poverty.

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. Consumers could easily convert their cars to run on replacement fuels, but outdated regulations and entrenched commercial interests stand in the way. 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

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