Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Transport; IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report Steven Plotkin Argonne National Laboratory Mumbai and Kolkata, India October 9, 2007 Summary
Argonne National Laboratory
Mumbai and Kolkata, India
October 9, 2007
By 2030, transport GHG emissions will grow by 80%
compared to 2002 if current trends continue.
higher greenhouse emissions
Emphasis on private vehicles, unplanned development
Strong public transport,
planned urban development
What could have happened
What did happen
In the U.S., fuel economy improvement potential has been lost to more power, luxury, and size…and the same
thing is happening in Europe and elsewhere.
Longer-term, hydrogen fuel cells, plug-in hybrids and advanced biofuels are promising but all require major advances, esp. in reducing costs.