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    Is It Possible to Phase Out Petroleum & Transform Our Transportation System?

    In a study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) in collaboration with consulting firm Evolved Energy Research (EER) and an expert advisory committee, we show that the United States can drastically reduce global warming emissions by replacing a highly polluting transportation sector, powered today primarily with petroleum-based fuels, with a cleaner, more efficient and more equitable system powered primarily by renewable electricity. This transition will require rapid vehicle electrification and lead to a phaseout of petroleum, and can be achieved at modest cost, with growth in new parts of the economy. Replacing petroleum with renewable electricity as the primary source of transportation energy will leave us all much better off.

    The impacts of climate change are upon us, a consequence of over a century of global warming emissions from human activity. Moving people and…

    Read the full article originally published at cleantechnica.com.

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