On July 13, 2011, TRB conducted a web seminar or "webinar" that highlighted the findings of TRB Special Report 307: Policy Options for Saving Energy and Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transportation
TRB Special Report 307 examines the potential for policies to yield major changes in transportation energy use and emissions trends by policy measures targeting cars and light trucks, medium and heavy trucks, and commercial airliners.
According to the committee that produced the report, it will take more than tougher fuel economy standards for U.S. transportation to significantly cut national petroleum use over the next half century. It will likely require a combination of measures that foster consumer and supplier interest in vehicle fuel economy, alternative fuels, and a more efficient transportation system.
The chair of the study committee will present information about the policy challenges related to transportation and greenhouse gas reduction, policy options explored in the report, and the role of research to inform strategic policy making. Report conclusions will also be discussed during the presentation.
Emil Frankel, Bipartisan Policy Center
Committee Chair for the Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Transportation
Tom Menzies, Transportation Research Board
Study Director for the Committee for a Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Transportation
There is no fee for TRB sponsors receive this recording.
In addition to employees of TRB sponsor organizations, the following may request a webinar recording without a fee:
- TRB and National Academies employees;
- Chairs of TRB standing committees, sections, or groups;
- Members of NRC-appointed committees who were involved with developing the report or project that is the subject of the webinar;
- Members of the media; and
- Congressional staff members.
Others must pay $89.00 to receive a link to this recording. Email Reggie Gillum at RGillum@nas.edu to receive a link to the recording of this session.
This Summary Last Modified On: 7/14/2011