The statistician and engineer W. Edwards Deming once said “In God we trust. All others must bring data.” Some of the best data come from the Our World in Data team at Oxford University. Their latest looks at what form of transport has the smallest carbon footprint.
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To avoid the worst risks of runaway climate change, the world must cut global greenhouse gas emissions— chiefly carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels—in half by 2030 and to about zero by 2050. Of that CO2,
As part of the congressional deliberations on addressing climate change, Congress may consider policy options for reducing greenhouse gas(GHG)emissions from the transportation sector. One of the leading contributors to the U.S. GHG emission profile in 2019was carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from fossil fuel combustion by the transportation sector (e.g., gasoline and diesel consumption in automobiles, freight trucks, and aircraft). While Congress has actedto impacttransportation sectorGHGemissions (e.g.,the Renewable Fuel Standardor RFS), some Members of Congress are evaluatingtakingadditional action.
By 2050, passenger and freight transport will be completely decarbonized by shifting to a more sustainable, diverse and resilient range of modes and vehicle technologies. Although individual countries will need to identify their own pathway to decarbonize their transport sector based on existing or potential constraints, challenges and policy priorities, the shifts will be made in a phased manner over a number of milestones, including higher market shares of low–and zero–carbon vehicles and modes (such as rail, public transport, walking and cycling), vessels and aircraft (including electric, hydrogen, hybrids, biofuels and ammonia), leading to all transport modes being completely decarbonized by 2050.
Departments of Energy and Transportation Announce New Actions to Upgrade America’s Power Infrastructure — Creating Jobs, Increasing Reliability, and Combating Climate Change
The Transportation and Climate Initiative is a collaboration of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. In December 2018, nine TCI states and D.C. committed to design and create a market-based program over the course of 2019 to limit transportation pollution.
Transportation is the largest source of planet-warming greenhouse gases in the United States today and the bulk of those emissions come from driving in our cities and suburbs.
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