Canadian Drivers Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30-50%
2 November 2006
The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and Pollution Probe today released Driving Towards a Cleaner Environment—a Healthier Future, with recommendations that, if implemented, could cut motorists’ greenhouse gasses (GHGs) by 30 to almost 50%.
The report integrates the role of the motorist, the road and the vehicle into a plan for improving the environment and makes several recommendations to the federal government, including developing effective fuel efficiency standards by 2010; investing in roads and highways in order to reduce congestion and pollution; and supporting continued research and development of advanced automotive and fuel technologies.
On 16 October, CAA and Pollution Probe announced a partnership to address issues for consumers on climate change and clean air. This report is the first product of this partnership.
We will see an attitude shift among Canadians if our recommendations, which support our earlier Three-Point Eco-Mobility Plan, are implemented. The recommendations that we have in our report are sensible, because they take a balanced and realistic approach to mobility and the environment.—Ken Ogilvie, Executive Director of Pollution Probe
(A hat-tip to Bob!)
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