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Transportation's Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The U.S. Department of Transportation's new report to Congress, "Transportation's Role in Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions," analyzes greenhouse gas emission levels and trends from all modes of transportation in the United States. It then examines the full range of strategies available to reduce transportation GHGs. These strategies include introducing low-carbon fuels, increasing vehicle fuel economy, improving transportation system efficiency, and reducing carbon-intensive travel activity. While the report does not provide recommendations, it does analyze five categories of policy options for implementing the strategies: an economy-wide price signal, efficiency standards, market incentives, transportation planning and investment programs, and research and development.

For the webinar transcript and slides click here: http://www.climate.dot.gov/resources/presentations/html/webinar_2010_06_16.html

For the press release, click here: http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2010/dot7510.htm

For the Full report, click here: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/32000/32700/32779/DOT_Climate_Change_Report_-_April_2010_-_Volume_1_and_2.pdf