The grid connects Americans with 5,800 major power plants and includes over 450,000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.
Facts & Quotes
The United States is home to thousands of power generating plants and systems and more than 640,000 miles of electric transmission lines.
America has 2.6 million miles of oil and gas pipelines.
Americans consume 26 percent of the world’s energy.
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 4.1 billion gallons each year.
“Infrastructure is a bipartisan issue because we all deserve safe bridges, uncongested roads, and sustainable transit options.”