Transportation on a Greenhouse Planet: A Least-Cost Transition Scenario for the U.S.

Research Report T931


John DeCicco, Steve Bernow, Deborah Gordon, David Goldstein, John Holtzclaw, Marc Ledbetter, Peter Miller, and Harvey Sachs


This paper shows how an environmentally sound transportation policy emphasizing improved vehicle efficiency as well as shifts to alternative transportation modes and renewable fuels can cost-effectively cut transportation--related petroleum use by two-thirds, Co2 emissions by one-half and other air pollution by substantial amounts. It is based on a synthesis of transportation results from America’s Energy Choices and appears as a chapter in Transportation and Global Climate Change.