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Energy Policies Put Future at Risk by Alex Wilson Every year or so, the editors of this fine publication make the mistake of letting me write a column on the energy picture-the big picture. I'm allowed to abandon, for a moment, the usually down-to-earth nature of my columns in favor of prediction and opinion. I promise to return next month to more practical day-to-day matters. Backsliding But this is an interesting time to be looking at the energy picture. Our dependence on foreign oil has increased dramatically in the last few years. We currently import about 40 percent of our oil, up from 33 percent in 1973 (just before the OPEC oil embargo). The Reagan Administration predicts that our dependence on foreign oil