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Washingtons Energy Diet Presentation for Energy Forum, 34 th District Democrats July 15, 2006.

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1 Washingtons Energy Diet Presentation for Energy Forum, 34 th District Democrats July 15, 2006

2 Washington States Energy Diet What do we use? What do we do with it? Recent trends An overlooked solution

3 Energy: What we use Oil: about half of the states energy 150 million barrels per year At todays prices: $1,700 per person

4 Energy: How we use it Transportation: virtually all is oil. Half of transportation energy goes to cars. Cars use more energy than homes.

5 Gasoline: Long term growth Consumption quadrupled since 1950 But…basically flat for 8 years! Adding in diesel, highway fuels still rising Gasoline Gasoline + Diesel

6 Gasoline: per capita Stuck at high plateau 50% more per person than BC Signs that prices are having an impact? Washington British Columbia

7 High prices dampening demand? Since 1996, per-person consumption has declined by ~10 percent. Washington British Columbia

8 Sprawl: What is it? Low density housing Homes separated from stores and services Driving a necessity

9 Pedestrian- friendly neighborhood: Stores and services are within an easy walk of homes

10 Sprawling neighborhood: Few destinations within walking distance

11 Compact neighborhoods reduce driving Sprawling, low- density areas induce extra driving Neighborhood design as important as car design.

12 BC: Leader in Smart Growth

13 More information and updates at…


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