Automobile emissions

There are about 287 million registered vehicles on our roads today. The exhaust from carbon dioxide-emitting vehicles is known to be a primary cause of health problems and climate change. A typical passenger vehicle emits about 4.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. And greenhouse gas emissions from transportation account for about 29% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the largest contributor of such emissions. Most say that continued reduction of vehicle emissions will be difficult to achieve without the development of new advanced fuel technologies. Algae that are used in the production of biodiesel are an example of an advanced biofuel, as is cellulosic biofuels - high energy fuels derived from low nutrient, high yield plants such as woody biomass, energy gasses, forest slash and agriculture waste. Other advocates say that, after 149 years, it’s time to do away with the internal combustion engine altogether.

Proposed Legislation: Reintroduction of H.R.2764 - Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2019
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Mike Levin (CA)

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