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Strengthening the ability of public transportation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

Strengthening the ability of public transportation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil

hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, on the adequacy of the federal government"s role in promoting transit and in maximizing the energy efficiencies of public transit systems, Tuesday, September 9, 2008

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


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SeriesS. hrg -- 110-1010
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF26 .B39 2008p
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 217 p. ;
Number of Pages217
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24482601M
ISBN 100160856841
ISBN 109780160856846
LC Control Number2010443844
OCLC/WorldCa615594862

to reduce the vulnerability of supply, the limits that oil imports place on U.S. foreign policy, the effect of oil dependence on international alliances, the uses to which some oil‐exporting countries put their revenue, and the ability of oil revenue to undermine local governance. Sep 27,  · So we’re dependent on foreign axendadeportiva.com bad could that be? As it turns out, pretty bad. “The U.S. continues to import 7 or more million barrels of oil per day from global oil sources, including Africa, the Middle East and Venezuela,” explains John Hofmeister, the former CEO of Shell Oil.

Mar 08,  · opinion Commentary. Turns out new technology did solve our dependence on foreign oil Energy pessimists were right that less dependence on foreign oil, and the . U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil research papers discuss the decrease in the amount of oil the United States currently imports from OPEC nations. One of the constant political refrains in the both any President’s annual State of the Union address and candidate’s speeches is the need to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil.

Reducing our dependence on oil becomes an issue of national security. Economic Concerns The flow of wealth to oil-producing regions is currently contributing to a trade deficit, which is equivalent to increasing our national debt. Increasing oil reserves strengthens our ability to respond to oil shortages and reduces our vulnerability to terrorist attacks on energy supplies and infrastructure. The President's Budget Continues Robust Funding For Advanced Energy Technologies That Can Help Reduce Our Dependence On Foreign Oil And Provide Clean, Lower Carbon Energy To Change The Way We Power Our Homes And Businesses.


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1 "Strengthening the Ability of Public Transportation to Reduce Our Dependence on Foreign Oil” Congressional Testimony of. Robert Puentes. Fellow and Director, Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative. Sep 09,  · Strengthening the Ability of Public Transportation to Reduce Our Dependence on Foreign Oil عربي Good morning Chairman Dodd, Ranking Author: Robert Puentes.

1 "Strengthening the Ability of Public Transportation to Reduce Our Dependence on Foreign Oil” Congressional Testimony of Robert Puentes Fellow and Director, Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative.

Public Transportation and Petroleum Savings in the U.S. Page 1 Executive Summary Public Transportation: The Smart Way to Cut Household Expenses and U.S. Foreign Oil Dependence Public transportation provides greater freedom, access, opportunity and choice for Americans from all walks of life and from all across the country.

Ridership is up Cited by: Our transportation system is over 90 per cent dependent on oil with over 50 per cent of our supply coming from overseas.

Sincethe price of oil has risen dramatically. The use of alternative fuels to power our cars, buses, and trucks would significantly reduce our dependence on foreign oil.

Bringing domestically produced alternative fuels — like ethanol, natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen — into our transportation fuel mix will reduce our oil consumption and decrease the amount of foreign oil we import.

That means we will be less susceptible to oil-price spikes caused by  international events  and infrastructure problems. So, reducing our oil imports will improve our national security by making us less vulnerable to global conflict.

Reducing our dependence on foreign oil also helps the U.S. economy by removing some of the volatility of global oil axendadeportiva.com: Cherise Threewitt. The President established a national goal in to reduce oil imports by one third by and elevated the goal in and the substitution as a transportation fuel of oil with natural gas, production of which increased by 25% to an all-time high in And improving the terms-of-trade by reducing America’s dependence on foreign.

Apr 20,  · Despite the collapse in price, U.S. dependence on foreign oil should continue to decrease. Moreover, petroleum products will continue to play the lead role in America’s energy consumption throughaccording to the U.S.

Energy Information Administration. The EIA will release its next Annual Energy Outlook in June. Mar 10,  · To significantly reduce foreign oil imports over the next 5 years, which is a goal the current oil crisis demands, we must push natural gas transportation down to middle class Americans.

The United States' dependence on oil has long influenced its foreign policy. This timeline traces the story of U.S. oil development, and the resulting geopolitical competition and environmental.

Public transit systems create jobs and stimulate local economies. Transit helps cut greenhouse gas emissions by providing a cost-efficient alternative to driving, and reduces our dependence on foreign oil. Transit riders help reduce traffic congestion and subsequently travel times for all.

By expanding public transportation around our nation, combined with smart land use and consumer education, we can reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions even further.

America reduces its dependence on foreign oil by more than 4 billion gallons of gasoline every year because of public transportation.

Improving Vehicle Efficiency, Reducing Dependence on Foreign Oil. Today, the United States spends about $ billion each year on imported oil.

To realize a secure energy future, America must break its dependence on imported oil and its volatile costs. The transportation sector accounts for about 70% of U.S.

oil demand and holds tremendous opportu. Apr 02,  · The Upside of Depending on Foreign Oil. Max Fisher. April 2, Link Copied.

But as we seek to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, it's important to remember that our. Mar 01,  · America’s dependence on foreign oil has gone down every single year since President Obama took office.

Inwe imported less than 50 percent of the oil our nation consumed—the first time that’s happened in 13 years—and the trend continued in PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REDUCES USA DEPENDENCE ON FOREIGN OIL Public Transportation saves America about billion gallons of gasoline each year.

This represents about $12 billion per year that we are not sending to foreign oil producing countries. Savings represent more than three times the amount of gasoline refined from the oil we. By expanding public transportation around our nation, combined with smart land use and consumer education, we can reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions even further.

America reduces its dependence on foreign oil by more than 4 billion gallons of gasoline every year because of. Jul 18,  · Fast-track fuel-efficient & electric vehicles: The single most important step this country can take to reduce our dependence on oil is for the federal government to set a 60 mpg standard for cars.

May 07,  · The bill I sign today takes a significant step because it will require fuel producers to use at least 36 billion gallons of biofuel in This is nearly a fivefold increase over current levels. It will help us diversify our energy supplies and reduce our dependence on oil.”.

The United States started storing oil. The United States increased domestic oil production. The United States increased fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.

The United States supported increased oil production in non-OPEC countries. All of these are ways the United States responded to the OPEC oil embargo of the s.and terrorist organizations clearly intend to use oil as a potent strategic weapon to attack the United States.

The threat is made ever more serious by rapidly rising global consumption. Even in the absence of an outright supply crisis, oil dependence constrains American foreign policy by strengthening the nation’s adversaries and placing enormous burdens on the U.S.

military. While.Ethanol and Reducing Foreign Oil Dependency Besides economic and environmental advantages, ethanol has helped America lessen its dependency on foreign oil. In fact, increased production of renewable fuels such as ethanol were key components of .