05/26/2010 09:13 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

George W. Bush: 'Diversify Away From Oil'

DALLAS -- As the U.S. Gulf Coast battled a massive oil spill, former President George W. Bush told the American Wind Energy Association conference here today, "It's in our economic interests that we diversify away from oil."

"It's in our environmental interest," the onetime Midland oilman added. "And, finally, it's in our national security interest."


Bush said he and his wife, Laura, rely on another form of renewable energy--geothermal energy--to help power their ranch home outside Crawford in Central Texas.

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