06 Oct '11, 7pm

U.S. Gasoline Use Declining, Tar Sands Pipeline Isn't Needed: Four key developments are set to further reduce U....

Four key developments are set to further reduce U.S. gasoline use: a shrinking car fleet, a decline in the miles driven per car, dramatic mandated future gains in new car fuel efficiency, and the shift from gasoline to electricity to power our cars. The U.S. fleet appears to have peaked at 250 million vehicles in 2008. From 1994-2007, new-car sales were in the range of 15-17 million per year. Since then they have totaled 10-13 million per year, and they are unlikely to top 14 million again. Retirees likely will exceed sales of new cars throughout this decade. The contraction in car sales is likely to continue partially because economic prospects have dimmed and because we are still urbanizing. Today 82% of us live in urban areas where cars are becoming less essential. On top of urbanization, we also see changes in how young people socialize. For teenagers in rural communit...

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Pipeline? We don’t need no stinkin’ pipeline

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grist.org 06 Oct '11, 6pm

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e360.yale.edu 06 Oct '11, 12pm

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e360.yale.edu 03 Oct '11, 3pm

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foe.org 01 Oct '11, 2pm

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