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Increase Energy Sustainability

Electric vehicle in fron of cityscape

Sustainable energy use meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their energy needs. Sustainable energy use requires that energy be

  • Developed from renewable resources
  • Produced by cleaner, more-efficient technologies
  • Used more efficiently and with greater conservation

Almost all of the cars and trucks we drive run on fuels derived from oil, which is non-renewable. While there is some debate as to how long this resource will last, we will eventually have to find new ways to power highway vehicles.

Researchers are hard at work exploring new fuels and vehicle technologies:

In the meantime, it makes sense to use fossil resources such as oil more efficiently to buy time to develop new and better energy sources and to make the transition to these sources smoother and less expensive.