The United States is home to thousands of power generating plants and systems and almost 400,000 miles of electric transmission lines.
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America has 150,000 miles of crude oil and product pipelines and over 1.5 million miles of natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines.
Americans consume 26 percent of the world’s energy.
Annual electricity use in the typical U.S. home has increased 61 percent since 1970.
Rolling blackouts and electrical grid inefficiencies cost an estimated $80 billion a year.
Retrofitting public buildings to be greener would create as many as 800,000 jobs.
Moving freight by rail instead of trucks reduces greenhouse gas emissions an average of 75 percent.
Public transit reduces gas consumption by 1.4 billion gallons each year.
“Infrastructure is a bipartisan issue because we all deserve safe bridges, uncongested roads, and sustainable transit options.”