U.S. Projected to Reduce Gasoline Use Levels Just 20% in 20 Years, WTF?
But First Snide's Remarks: While many propaganda blinded citizens and the sycophantic press in our country believe that this story proclaiming that we are using "less" gasoline is an encouraging turn of events, The Auto Channel just sees it as further proof that Big Oil controls our politicians, our foreign policy, and our children's futures.
Notice, the research says that with the path we are on, IN 20 YEARS Americans are projected to use just 20% less gasoline than they do today, ONLY 20% less
So despite the Billions of Alt fuel Research Dollars and seed money, and after all of the Electric Vehicle hype (see Electric Vehicles-Solution Or Diversion?) and after all of the fights to increase CAFE standards, and after all the Energy Policy bullshit that our politicians are touting as a realistic move toward our energy freedom, the research in the article below predicts that Americans will still have no meaningful alternatives and will still have to continue to buy and burn 80% of the gasoline they do now...80% WTF?.
So obviously what government is doing is falling about 80% short of getting us off of gasoline, and unless something meaningful, like mandating the replacement of 85% of gasoline we use, with American farmer supplied, domestic and renewable Flex Fuel(E85), we will NEVER get rid of our gasoline addiction and its foreign pushers.
If there really is a manifestation of a common will in Washington DC to free us from Big Oil, where is the plan??
The Auto Channel believes, and seems to be the only publication with big enough balls, to state that articles like this one below shows that at the end of the day only lip service is being paid to realize a meaningful replacement of gasoline...and the only thing happening in Washington is that our elected politicians' continue to support and are enabling Big Oil's implementation of a nefarious anti-American strategic plan that guarantees their continuance of Oil's 100 year old status-quo stranglehold on our country, our citizens and our institutions.
Can you believe that the data below, which predicts our failure, is being touted by "Good Americans" as an example of the positive results coming from the current ALT fuel fairy-tale policy? Open your eyes America, this report is just further proof that unless our government gets off of its collective asses and really does something, our great-grand children will still be serving as cash cows to the Big Oil industry.
Isn't it time to get pissed-off America, and isn't it time for the "America Loving" right wing "patriotic" press to wake up and see how they are being played as suckers by the Big Oil despots? Hey Rush and Fox, I'm talking to you! Let me know what you think...firstname.lastname@example.org.
WASHINGTON, DC - December 21, 2010; The AIADA newsletter reported that after seven decades of mostly uninterrupted growth, U.S. gasoline demand is at the start of a long-term decline. By 2030, Americans will burn at least 20 percent less gasoline than today, experts say, even as millions of more cars clog the roads.
The Detroit News reports that the country's thirst for gasoline is shrinking as cars and trucks become more fuel efficient, the government mandates the use of more ethanol, and people drive less. "A combination of demographic change and policy change means the heady days of gasoline growing in the U.S. are over," said Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates and author of a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the oil industry.
This isn't the first time in U.S. history that gasoline demand has fallen, at least temporarily. Drivers typically cut back during recessions, then hit the road again when the economy picks up. Indeed, the Great Recession was the chief reason demand fell sharply in 2008. But this time looks different.
Government and industry officials — including the chief executive of Exxon Mobil — say U.S. gasoline demand has peaked for good. It has declined for four years in a row and will not reach the 2006 level again, even when the economy fully recovers.
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