One of the highlights of the Oregon Transportation Summit on Friday was the keynote presentation on the new Moving Cooler report, given by the project manager for the study, Joanne Potter.
The report was funded by a consortium as diverse as the Shell Oil and APTA (the American Public Transportation Association), so we can hope that it does not have too much bias.
Two top line messages from the briefing presentation (PDF, 2.8M):
– Vehicle technology, even with the new cafe standards, will only help reduce emissions a relatively small amount.
– The most impactful set of strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions all involve pricing in a significant way.