MCP Transportation Resources

(Updated 3/1/2022)

FAQs

Link to SOCAN’s Transportation Project Resources

A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled in Cascadia By Peter Fairley / InvestigateWest (January 11, 2021)

Videos

Combat Misinformation: Spread the Word that Electric Vehicles are an Important Climate Solution

General

2021 Plug-in Buyers Guide Finding Your Ideal EV or PHEV By Bruce Borgerson. Published in Cooperation with the Southern Oregon Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Association (SOHEVA)

Biennial Report to the Oregon Legislature (2020), Oregon Global Warming Commission. Transportation – page 26

Putting Transit to Work in Main Street America: How Smaller Cities and Rural Places Are Using Transit and Mobility Investments to Strengthen Their Economies and Communities (May, 2012) by Reconnecting America &  Community Transportation Association

Links to resources organized by Key Question

Key Question 1: What GHG emissions result from transportation?

The Transportation Revolution

The death of diesel: has the one-time wonder fuel become the new asbestos?

Tailpipe emissions

Fast Facts US Transportation Sector Green House Gas Emissions 1990-2016

Key Question 2: What is the contribution of transportation to GHG emissions at global, national, state, local and individual levels?

Keeping roads in good shape reduces greenhouse gas emissions

Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data

Alternative Fuels Data Center

Propane Vehicle Emissions

US Transportation Sector – Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Oil: Crude and Petroleum Products Explained

Key Question 3: Politically, what has been done and could be done to reduce transportation GHG?

FuelEconomy.gov US Government Source for Fuel Economy Information. 2022-2023 Fuel Economy Estimates.

Thinking of an Electric Car? Take Your Choice Published Feb. 20, 2021; Updated Feb. 22, 2021)

Clean Fuels Program Electricity 2021 – The Clean Fuels Program Electricity 2021 Rulemaking implements Section 4B of Governor Kate Brown’s Executive Order 20-04. The Executive Order directs the Environmental Quality Commission and the Department of Environmental Quality to advance methods accelerating the generation and aggregation of clean fuels credits by utilities in order to advance transportation electrification.

ICAO: Uniting Aviation

The Clean Car Standards 2009

New CAFE Standards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Why Older Riders May Get a Surprising Benefit from E-Bikes (Apr 16, 2019)

The World is Embracing S.U.V.s. That’s bad news for the climate.

The Road Less Traveled Is in Oregon

Transit Fleet Electrification (ODOT)

New Data Show Electric Vehicles Continue to Get Cleaner (MARCH 8, 2018) David Reichmuth, Senior Vehicles Engineer, Union of Concerned Scientists

Key Question 4: What are the advantages and disadvantages of buying carbon offsets for GHG transportation emissions I cannot eliminate?

Carbon Offsets (Carbon Credits)

Green-e Certification Center for Resource Solutions’ Green-e® certification program is the trusted global leader in clean energy certification. We make it easy for businesses and individuals to purchase verified clean energy with confidence, and for consumers to choose sustainable products and services. We advocate for the advancement of clean energy policy, markets, and technology, and believe in their economic and environmental benefits. By working together, we can power a renewable future.

Gold Standard A higher Standard for a climate secure and sustainable world. Gold Standard for the Global Goals sets the standard for climate and development interventions to quantify, certify and maximise their impact — creating value for people around the world and the planet we share.

Carbon offsets, explained in 500 words By 

Key Question 5: How can you reduce your transportation GHG footprint and by how much?

It looks like the Batmobile, works on solar energy, and could be the future of cars by Sarah Kaplan and Aaron Steckelberg, Washington Post (Feb. 25, 2021)

Understanding Rights in Transit

Climate Ready Strategies: A strategy for adapting to impacts of climate change on the Oregon Coast

Air Travel’s Impact on Climate Change

Delta Airlines: Carbon Neutral from March 2020 Onward Seems like some airlines are trying.

Which Airlines Are the Best and Worst for Climate Change? Olivia Rosane EcoWatch, Mar. 06, 2019