The Writing on the Wall

Consumption

According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy U.S. energy efficiency ranks 13th among the world’s 16 largest economies.  Germany ranks first.

The report is based on measurements in a number of areas, vehicle fuel standards being one.

Americans drive more miles per year than in any other country in the survey. Not a surprising fact given the geography of the country and the fact that only 10% of the population uses public transit. That is a tie with Canada for the least use, and well below China whose residents use public transit 72% of the time.