Four U.S. Agencies Release National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization
The Departments of Energy, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and the Environmental Protection Agency wrote a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to “accelerate the nation’s affordable and equitable transportation future.”
According to Supply Chain Management Review, the blueprint highlighted how the transportation sector of the largest source of United States greenhouse gas emissions, being responsible for one-third of emissions in the country, coupled with transportation costs representing the second-largest household expense for Americans. What’s more, it pointed out that a decarbonized transportation system can mobilize a sustainable economy, and it also said that as the U.S. transportation system and communities are being increasingly threatened by worsening climate impacts, including hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, heatwaves, and drought, it views decarbonization as essential.