for Oil Dependence
Waste Management, headquartered in Houston, has been an industry leader in transitioning to alternative sources of fuel. Its fleet includes an increasing number of vehicles that run on CNG and other renewable transportation fuels.
The geopolitical events of today are a perfect reminder of why the country must not come to an impasse over fuel efficiency standards.
Some commentators argue that due to the rapid rise in shale production, reliance on petroleum is not a national economic and security threat. But oil dependence remains a strategic vulnerability for U.S. consumers and businesses.
Admiral Dennis Blair served in the Navy until 2002 and was commander in chief of U.S. forces in the Pacific region. He also served in the White House during the Reagan administration and was appointed the Director of National Intelligence from 2009-10.
General James Conway’s background as a Marine motivated him to engage in the cause of oil dependence because of its negative effects on national security.
SAFE modeling shows that the widespread use of existing platooning technologies for trucks could save up to 20 billion gallons of diesel fuel through 2050.
'Fuel economy regulations are a preemptive strike against collusion and market-distorting behavior. In fact, current regulations will eliminate 12 billion barrels of oil imports between 2015 and 2040.'
Ed Hirs, an energy economist from the University of Houston, talks to The Fuse about the dangers of oil supply disruptions and OPEC's impact on shale.
For every diesel truck replaced with natural gas, Waste Management cuts consumption of diesel by an average of 8,000 gallons per year.
Headlines around electric cars and carbon policy suggest our oil dependency is on a slippery downward slope. Recent data from 2016 suggests the opposite: our worldwide addiction is getting stronger.