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Cars and Global Warming: Policy Options For Rhode Island to Reduce Global Warming Pollution from Cars and Light Trucks

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Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher(s): Rhode Island Public Interest Research Group Education Fund

Author(s): Elizabeth Ridlington; Tony Dutzik; Matt Auten

Funder(s): Energy Foundation

Funder(s): Energy Foundation

Topic: Environment (Weather and climate)

Keywords: Clean Cars Program; air pollution

Type: Report

Coverage: Rhode Island

Abstract:

Cars and light trucks produce 25 percent of Rhode Island's global warming pollution. Cars and Global Warming explains how Rhode Island could reduce global warming emissions from passenger vehicles by adopting California's clean car standards. By requiring advanced-technology vehicles--including hybrid-electric and eventually hydrogen vehicles--and establishing global warming pollution standards, the clean cars program could begin to reduce Rhode Island's contribution to global warming.