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With Independence Day later this week, there are increasing references to Energy Independence, which brings to mind a bit of trivia...

Who was the first U.S. President to call for Energy Independence? When was the call made? By when did he want to achieve independence?

See the comments for the answers.


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member photo President Richard Nixon called for energy independence by 1980 in a televised address to the nation in November 1973 given in response to the Arab Oil Embargo that followed the Yom Kippur war.
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