Today, there are approximately 1.1 billion light-duty vehicles in use around the world. About 1.2 million, or 0.1 percent of the global fleet, are all-electric or plug-in hybrids. More than 1 billion of those vehicles run on gasoline and diesel-powered internal combustion engines.
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About Nathan Taft
Nathan Taft is a newly minted graduate from the University of Washington where he majored in Political Science with a focus on International Security and served as an editor on UW's campus paper, The Daily. He's proud to be fighting for cleaner air, a stronger economy, and better national security by giving Americans choice at the pump.
Connect with him on Twitter @NathanTaft.
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Seriously, if we made all our fuel in America we could create not just thousands, but potentially millions of jobs. What gives?
And here’s one of the major ways we’ve been pursuing that goal:
Here at Fuel Freedom Foundation, we talk a lot about “fuel choice.” This is what we mean.
Federal regulators granted the auto industry’s requests for relief today on two key areas of the U.S. government’s light-vehicle fuel economy program that had sparked new tensions between the administration and the industry.
The oil industry must brace for five energy “tsunamis” that threaten to drag prices as low as $10 a barrel in less than a decade, according to Engie SA’s innovation chief.
It was a roller coaster year for oil prices. And little wonder.
Today we’re going to take a look at the boom/bust cycle infamous within the oil industry, and how it helps — and then hurts — state economies.
Since the Arab Oil Embargo four decades ago, every president has promised to wean the United States off the need for foreign oil.
Regardless of the outcome of the meeting on 30 November, the future of OPEC looks uncertain. The organisation is facing a perfect storm, squeezed as it is between the revolution in shale oil, which has increased global supply and brought down prices, and the prospect of a global peak demand, and falling costs of alternatives.