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Unformatted text preview: Relations, “National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency”,
Nov 06, http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?
Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf&AD=ADA507168, 7/3/2012) EIL
Energy comes to the U.S. economy from various primary sources. Oil and gas, the two primary energy sources that
are imported in substantial quantities, supply about 63 percent (figure 1). The third of the largest sources of primary energy, coal,
is available from abundant domestic sources. The remaining sources are nuclear power, biomass (wood waste and biofuels), hydroelectric power,
and geothermal, solar, and wind power. Most (68 percent) of the oil used in the United States is for transportation, and oil fuels 96 percent of transportation
needs.3 This domination of oil in the transportation sector is the result of its relatively low cost over most of history, and its convenience as a
high-energy-density liquid that is easy to store and transport. It is the dependence of the transportation system on liquid fuel that
makes oil so important in the U.S. economy. Internal: US HSR is Fuel Efficient
High Speed Rail is energy efficient = decreases emissions and congestion
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