We can cut our oil use. UCS scientists and engineers have developed a realistic plan to cut projected U.S. oil use in half in 20 years. By increasing fuel economy, producing better biofuels, and investing in electric vehicles, we can cut our oil use, reduce global warming emissions, and clean up our air.

The oil industry is trying to drive the nation toward a future of so-called Tough Oil—fossil fuels that are costly and risky to extract. UCS has a better plan: investing in long-term solutions to our country’s energy needs. Here’s how you can help!

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Take action in your life

Maximize the fuel efficiency of your vehicle
No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, check out these six easy steps to maximize your vehicle’s fuel economy today.

Buy a fuel-efficient hybrid or electric vehicle

For an overview of all electric vehicles currently available, check out our electric vehicle timeline.

Get there greener on your next trip
Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, make your next travel decision climate-friendly & oil saving. Our report shows you how.

We Need Your Support
to Make Change Happen

We can protect consumers, the climate, and our environment from the growing costs and risks of our oil use —but not without you. Your generous support helps develop science-based solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.