Transportation and Communities Program
Transportation accounts for 34 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and approximately 70 percent of all U.S. oil use, consuming more than 13.5 million barrels of oil per day. Transportation, therefore, is a critical issue for energy security, while transportation presents special challenges to achieving its share of a 60 to 90 percent reduction in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
EESI's Transportation and Communities Program promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy use across the transportation sector to through a combined strategy of:
- More efficient vehicles running on low-carbon fuels including non-liquid fuels such as electricity, natural gas, or hydrogen
- Expanded options to travel by public transport, biking, walking, and other energy-efficient modes
- More efficient land use and travel patterns and designing communities to provide greater travel choices
- Incentives and pricing mechanisms to manage travel demand and make efficient use of existing transportation infrastructure
EESI works with a wide variety of transportation, community, energy, economic, and environmental interests to advance policies and programs at the federal, state, and local levels to address overlapping energy and climate challenges related to transportation and communities.
Energy Efficient Infrastructure for More Resilient Local Economies: The Role of District Energy, CHP, and MicrogridsMay 8, 2013
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