Resources for the Future – Driving Decarbonization: Examining Electric Vehicles and Low-Carbon Fuels in US Reconciliation Efforts

Transportation is the largest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States of any sector, accounting for nearly one-third of US emissions. Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) and low-carbon fuels are among the most promising opportunities to substantially reduce emissions and achieve US climate objectives. How can active legislative discussions help to shape a new way forward for vehicles and fuels, and how can it be done fairly and equitably?

Join Resources for the Future (RFF) on Friday, October 29, for a conversation with leading experts and scholars as they examine how active reconciliation discussions may shape emissions reductions across the transportation sector.

This RFF Live event will also examine the challenges to meeting President Biden’s goal of 50 percent EV market share, and the role that the federal government can play in overcoming these obstacles. Finally, the event will examine the implications of these efforts for overall US decarbonization—the feasibility and potential roadblocks, and the role transportation can play in meeting US targets under the Paris Agreement.

This webinar is part of a two-part event series, hosted by Resources for the Future, which will examine reconciliation efforts to decarbonize the two biggest sectors for greenhouse gas emissions in the US—transportation and electricity. Watch the first event, “80×30: Accelerating the Clean Energy Transition,” which explores federal policy action to achieve 80 percent clean electricity by 2030.

• Joshua Linn, Resources for the Future
• Elizabeth Reicherts, General Motors
• Beia Spiller, Environmental Defense Fund
• James Stock, Harvard University


Oct 29 2021


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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