5 Ways we're Using
Energy for Progress
Thanks to continuous research and development, investment in technology, and a commitment to collaboration, we’re now producing more energy than ever while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, the U.S. is the world’s leading producer of petroleum and natural gas — an accomplishment that would have been unthinkable just a generation ago.
We’re committed to using our new role as a worldwide energy leader to further reduce emissions, while bringing electricity to the 860 million people who still live without it. We understand that there is much more work to be done to serve people around the world and our planet, too.
Here are some of the ways we’re making progress:
on Foreign Energy
In the past decade, America transitioned from being dependent on foreign energy to being one of the world’s top energy exporters. Concurrently, net energy imports have fallen to the lowest level in half a century, reducing our dependency on foreign energy.
American energy exports will help to bring electricity to the hundreds of millions of people who currently live without it. Our innovations are helping to meet the world’s growing energy demands.
3. Investing in Research
America’s plentiful supply of natural gas helped reduce the average American’s household spending on energy 13.7% between 2008 and 2018. In the same timeframe, health care spending increased nearly 67%, education expenses rose 34.5%, and food expenditures went up 23%.