Alternative Energy

According to the EIA, U.S. energy consumption of all types is expected to increase overall during the next 25 years. Transportation energy use, however, is expected to decline somewhat, reversing a historical trend of annual growth, due to more efficient vehicles and higher fuel economy standards. Energy use in other transportation sectors, such as air and marine travel and transport, are projected to grow steadily. Industrial energy consumption will also expand, with the industrial sector becoming the United States' biggest energy consumer by 2018. Commercial energy consumption is projected to grow as well, while residential use remains steady.  

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