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Transportation's role in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, volume 1 : report to Congress, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Published Date:
    2010-04-01
  • Language:
    English
Filetype[PDF-1.05 MB]


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  • Alternative Title:
    Transportation's role in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions : volume 1 ; Report to Congress, U.S. Department of Transportation ; Transportation's role in reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions : volume 1, synthesis report ;
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  • OCLC Number:
    612068698
  • NTL Classification:
    NTL-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT-Air Quality ; NTL-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ; NTL-ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT-Environment Impacts ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-PLANNING AND POLICY ; NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-LAWS AND REGULATIONS ;
  • Abstract:
    This study evaluates potentially viable strategies to reduce transportation

    greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The study was mandated by the Energy

    Independence and Security Act (P.L. 110-140, December 2007). The Act directed

    the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in coordination with the U.S.

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and consultation with the U.S. Global

    Change Research Program (USGCRP), to conduct a study of the impact of the

    Nation’s transportation system on climate change and strategies to mitigate the

    effects of climate change by reducing GHG emissions from transportation. This

    study also examines the potential impact of these strategies on air quality,

    petroleum savings, transportation goals, costs, and other factors. Each GHG

    reduction strategy may have various positive impacts (including co-benefits) or

    negative impacts on these factors. Potential tradeoffs and interdependencies

    when reducing GHG emissions will need to be considered in order to develop

    balanced solutions.

    This study does not take a position as to which strategy, or collection of

    strategies, should be adopted to accomplish the Nation’s clean energy and GHG

    reduction goals. Rather, the study attempts to objectively examine numerous

    proposed strategies and assess their potential to reduce transportation GHG

    emissions. The assessments are based on published scientific literature, current

    policy studies, and best professional estimates. Each strategy is assessed relative

    to projections of future transportation GHG emissions based on U.S. Energy

    Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook (AEO) estimates.

    The study is presented in two parts: Volumes 1 and 2. Volume 1: Synthesis

    Report provides an overview of the study’s findings and discusses policy options

    that Congress may wish to consider to reduce transportation GHG emissions.

    Volume 2: Technical Report provides the technical details of the assessment.

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