Too many of the energy and transportation products vital to America – semi-conductors, critical minerals, advanced batteries, and more – rely on supply chains from unreliable sources. Some of these sources, above all China, stand contrary to our interests, well-being, and values. SAFE Commanding Heights is a non-partisan initiative dedicated to advancing critical supply chains for America’s transportation and energy needs.


Currently, oil accounts for 92 percent of the energy that powers the U.S. transportation sector. The time has come to end this near-total dependence by accelerating the transition to domestically sourced, affordable, reliable fuel alternatives.


The key to eliminating dependence on oil is through the transportation sector, which accounts for more than 70 percent of our oil consumption and is 92 percent reliant on petroleum fuels. An electrified transportation system is powered by a wide variety of domestic sources: natural gas, nuclear, coal, hydroelectric, wind, solar, and geothermal. Additionally, electricity rates are low and stable, insulating consumers and commercial or public fleets from volatile oil markets. The Electrification Coalition is SAFE’s on-the-ground partner in designing, advocating and enacting policies and programs that facilitate the electrification of the U.S. vehicle fleet on a mass scale.


Our world is becoming increasingly technology-driven, and no sector is experiencing this shift to an electrified, digitized future more than the transportation sector. As a result, it is becoming more important than ever before for our electric grid to be resilient, reliable and secure.