Category Archives: Crude Oil

How the Trucking Industry Can Save Billions of Gallons of Fuel Per Year

How the Trucking Industry Can Save Billions of Gallons of Fuel per Year

For the 1.7 million truckers in the United States, their trucks are homes away from home. During overnights and rest breaks, they need to eat, relax, catch up with their families and get a good night’s sleep. The problem? Most truckers power appliances, computers, heaters and air conditioners by idling their engines — some up to 8 hours a day, more than 300 days a year — which wastes fuel and money and pollutes the air. Check out our infographic to learn more about the truck idling issue and some of the solutions the trucking industry is starting to use to save fuel.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How the Trucking Industry Can Save Billions of Gallons of Fuel Per Year

Nick Tiller Calls for Gas Conservation on CNBC

Sustainable America Founder Nick Tiller on CNBC

Part of our mission is to educate the public about food and fuel issues, and our founder, Nick Tiller, had a great opportunity to do just that recently. He was a guest on CNBC’s mid-day show Fast Money: Halftime Report, where he explained how his background as a financial analyst and portfolio manager in the energy and food sectors led him to start a nonprofit organization.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nick Tiller Calls for Gas Conservation on CNBC

“Why I Quit Oil”

Photo Credit: bloomgal via Compfight cc

After 12 years of profiting from the energy and agriculture markets, I resigned my position as a hedge fund portfolio manager last year. Now, as the founder of Sustainable America, I devote a material portion of my time and net worth to helping make our nation’s food and fuel systems more resilient. Here’s why

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on “Why I Quit Oil”

Flying or Driving? Which Is More Efficient?

Photo Credit: Captain Kimo via Compfight cc

Today’s “most improved” award goes to the airline industry, which has outpaced gains in fuel efficiency fourfold compared to car travel over the past 40 years.

A new report from the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute shows that flying has become 74% more efficient per passenger since 1970 while driving gained only 17% efficiency per passenger. In fact, the average plane trip has been more fuel efficient than the average car trip since as far back as 2000, according to their calculations.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Flying or Driving? Which Is More Efficient?

How Green Is Your Airline?

A new ranking of U.S. domestic airlines based on fuel efficiency makes it easier for passengers to choose a lower carbon footprint on their next flight.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Green Is Your Airline?

Americans Want More Renewable Fuel

Photo Credit: futureatlas.com via Compfight cc

Americans have had their fill of volatile gasoline prices, due at least in part to the impact those prices have on normal family activities. A poll of 1,000 adults commissioned by renewable-fuel advocate Fuels America found that when gas prices rise, American households make sacrifices to social, family-related activities.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Americans Want More Renewable Fuel

The U.S. Is Importing Less Oil

China surpasses the U.S. to become the world’s number-one importer of crude oil and petroleum products.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The U.S. Is Importing Less Oil

How Much Corn Should We Put in Our Fuel Tanks? [video]

Want to know more about Sustainable America’s mission and work? Watch Executive Director Jeremy Kranowitz explain how the rising demand for oil and food is dangerously intertwined and what we plan to do about it.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on How Much Corn Should We Put in Our Fuel Tanks? [video]

Is There a Cure for Range Anxiety?

Range anxiety is still a reality for drivers of electric vehicles. A recent study from the Department of Energy suggests that a corridor of charging stations in the northeastern U.S. could help increase demand for plug-in electric vehicles in the future.

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Is There a Cure for Range Anxiety?

Americans Spent Record Amount on Gasoline in 2012

Americans spent more on average for gasoline in 2012 than in any year since the 1980s according to a report just released from the Energy Information Agency (EIA).

Posted in Crude Oil | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Americans Spent Record Amount on Gasoline in 2012

Subscribe to our Newsletter



Recent Posts

Categories

Monthly Archive

By the Numbers

Currently 50 million households suffer from food insecurity, meaning that family members cannot always meet their basic food needs.

10 million people a year could be fed through the recovery of just one-fifth of food waste.

Only 2% of food waste is composted or otherwise recycled—62% of paper is recycled.

Consumers throw out about 40% of the fresh and frozen fish they buy.

The U.S. produced 208 pounds of meat per person in 2009—60% more than Europe.

Low income commuters spend a much higher proportion of their wages on gas—8.6% versus 2.1% at $4 per gallon.

Food prices rose 35-40 percentage points between 2002–2008.

Americans consume 25% of the world’s produced oil, but our nation holds less than 3% of the world’s proven oil reserves.

The International Energy Agency says greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2% last year, with a 9.3% increase in China offsetting declines in the US and EU.


Subscribe to our Newsletter