We also need to drive smaller, lighter vehicles. And we need to drive them less.
A paper authored by Lee Schipper, Director of Research for EMBARQ, argues that recent efforts to raise fuel efficiency for automobiles in the United States is a welcome first step for reducing carbon emissions from the transport sector. Schipper also suggests that fuel efficiency is not the only step that should be taken and that other measures that reduce or even eliminate the need for driving must be promoted. These include transit oriented development, mixed-use, high-density neighborhoods, parking and road fees, mass transportation systems and congestion pricing schemes, like the one Mayor Bloomberg has proposed for New York City.
fuel efficiency, CAFE, CO2 emissions, global warming
Read Dr. Schipper's paper: "Automobile Fuel; Economy and CO2 Emissions in Industrialized Countries: Troubling Trends 2005/6"