US Energy Demand Falls

People worldwide are driving less, flying less and using less electricity — but for how long?

Published: 02-Jan-2009

Less gasoline. Less jet fuel. Less crude oil. Less natural gas falling 7 percent and October 4.5 percent.

The result? Gasoline consumption plunged 8.5 percent in September and was down 4 percent in mid-December, the latest figure available from the federal Energy Information Administration.

It’s a similar story in the skies.


Transit Connect delivers fuel economy estimated at 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

With the adoption of a hybrid system composed of a hydrogen rotary engine combined with a motor, the output of the new vehicle is improved by 40% and the travel range when driving on hydrogen alone is extended to 200km.

A comparison of the major energy initiatives proposed by Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate John McCain


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