Decarbonizing The Freight Transportation Sector
As the world shifts toward more sustainable practices, the freight sector’s role in achieving climate goals has become critical. Even as manufacturers expand production of electric passenger and freight vehicles, near-term growth in freight movements assuredly means increased environmental impacts. Projections show that, between 2020 and 2050, U.S. freight activity will grow by 50% in tonnage. The International Energy Agency also estimates that oil demand from trucking alone will grow by 25% by 2040.
When we explore the need to reduce carbon emissions within the transportation industry, particularly in the movement of freight, we need to understand the challenges, while looking to innovative strategies, technologies, and policies that can change how goods are transported. So how do we overcome challenges and advocate for policies that encourage progress? What does the roadmap to a sustainable freight future look like?
Join ConservAmerica on November 30 at 11am ET for a discussion on Decarbonizing the Freight Transportation Sector with panelists Drue Pearce, former Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) at the USDOT, and Loren Smith, former Deputy Assistance Secretary for Policy at the USDOT.