US DoE Publishes Transportation Energy Futures Study

20 Mar 2013

The U.S. Department of Energy, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory have released a new study that finds the United States has the potential to reduce petroleum use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector by more than 80% by 2050. The Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) study identifies possible paths to a low-carbon, low-petroleum future in the U.S. transportation sector.

The transportation sector accounts for 71% of total U.S. petroleum consumption and 33% of the nation's total carbon emissions. The TEF study assesses the avenues and identifies possible strategies to achieve deep cuts in petroleum use and GHG emissions in this sector. According to the study, achieving deep reductions will require an inclusive approach, combining strategies to increase fuel economy for all types of vehicles, reduce use of transportation while providing comparable service, and expand use of low-carbon fuels, including biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen.

  

Source: US DoE office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

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