Developing Green Transportation in the U.S.
The United States is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in absolute terms, with China being the first (Friedrich et al., 2017). The transportation sector in the United States generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions, at roughly 30.5% (Rhodium Group, 2019). These emissions largely come from transport modes with internal combustion engines that use fossil fuels (EIA, 2017). Thus green transportation infrastructure, such as urban, regional and commuter rail, which can be electric powered from clean energy sources, is needed to reduce carbon emissions and transform the nation’s dependence away from oil (Feldman, 2014). Read more »