93 percent of U.S. transport remains reliant on oil

Released: 
April 24, 2013

93 percent of U.S. planes, trains and motor vehicles remain dependent on oil. The resulting CO2 emissions are second only to China.

As Earth Week 2013 continues we turn to one of the root causes of a central environmental issue, carbon dioxide emissions, and the biggest factor in boosting them - transportation.

America’s planes, trains and motor vehicles consume 13.6 million barrels of oil each day. Despite rising interest in alternative fuels, 93 percent of American transport still depends on petroleum. In fact, transportation is more oil-reliant than any other U.S. economic sector; 71 percent of our oil supply powers various types of transport. 

What does this mean for our C02 emission levels? Play today’s video to find out.

Then consider: how important do you think it is to develop alternative fuels for transport? “What do Others Say?” helps you get dialed in. Then help propel today’s discussion thread.