Published on Aug 29, 2015
Lecture 21: USA Fuel Paradigm (PDF with notes)
The U.S. has some of the lowest gas taxes in the world, which encourages gasoline use. U.S. oil and gas subsidies also create a massive market for fossil fuels, in addition to what the government uses for strategic reserves and other domestic and social needs. The combination of this supply and the demand created by the system of minimal taxation and subsidies has resulted in U.S. citizens consuming more gasoline daily than all other countries combined. This lecture will explore the fuel paradigm in the U.S. and how it affects the growth of biomass fuels.