MCP Transportation Resources

(Updated 4/22/2021)

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

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.

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

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

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)

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

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)

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

Carbon Offsets (Carbon Credits) (scroll down to the section with this title)

Carbon offsets, explained in 500 words By 

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

ICAO: Uniting Aviation

The Clean Car Standards 2009

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

Oil: Crude and Petroleum Products Explained

Key Question 3: What options are available to reduce our transportation footprints?

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 ot 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?  EcoWatch, Mar. 06, 2019