Decarbon Daily - Issue for July 23, 2021
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Today is the last day of focus on the Clean Air Task Force transportation study. Check it out if you are not familiar with it yet. It's worth your time.
In Wednesday's issue, I highlighted the Clean Air Task Force study on deep decarbonization for the transportation sector.
On Thursday, I pulled out a couple quotes, just to highlight some key points.
After reading the study, there is a sense of optimism with the number of options and alternatives to the current transportation industry and infrastructure in place.
The future of transportation is unlikely to rely on a single solution
The magnitude and scale of the opportunity is incredible. Many new technologies are mentioned throughout the study such as synthetic fuels, EV charging infrastructure, biofuels, and carbon capture. Each could have a significant impact on carbon reduction and transform the commercial and consumer landscape.
However, if you think about the transportation sector as an energy system rather than simply a consumer, (another good point in the study) then looking back at CNG policy, adoption, investments, and benefits should be a critical aspect to understanding future success. Unfortunately, CNG gets only a single mention in the study. And not even a full sentence!
Widespread adoption for CNG in the transportation sector did not happen but there are over 2,000 stations in the USA. You can see a
map of CNG stations across the states with coverage along major interstates and some density in Oklahoma and Texas.
Inside this Issue
🤨 CNG Lessons Learned - 2009 DOE Workshop
🛣 Venture Capital and Climate Change - It's Different This Time?
🚗 Mercedes-Benz Goes All in on Electric Vehicles
📈 DOE Predicts Job Growth in Biofuels Sector
Articles in this issue