MCP Transportation Resources
A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled in Cascadia By Peter Fairley / InvestigateWest (January 11, 2021)
2022-23 Rogue Valley Plug-in Buyers’ Guide 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
Project Drawdown Sector: Transportation
Connections to Project Regeneration
Links to resources organized by Key Question
Key Question 1: What GHG emissions result from transportation?
Key Question 2: What is the contribution of transportation to GHG emissions at global, national, state, local and individual levels?
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.
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. [This link is good, however, The New York Times limits monthly access if you don’t have an account.]
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?
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.
Key Question 5: How can you reduce your transportation GHG footprint and by how much?
Is This Finally the Year of the Electric Car? Ginia Bellafante, New York Times (March 11, 2022) [This link is good, however, The New York Times limits monthly access if you don’t have an account.]
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)
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