Full Title: 5 Clean Cars Investments Congress Must Include in Reconciliation to Meet President Biden’s Commitments
Author(s): Becca Ellison
Publisher(s): Evergreen Action
Publication Date: July 26, 2021
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Transportation contributes more pollution to the climate crisis than any other sector of the American economy, responsible for 29% of our overall greenhouse gas pollution in 2019. And within the transportation sector, light duty vehicles—cars and trucks—make up well over half of the pollution. This means passenger cars are the most climate-polluting part of the most climate-polluting sector of the economy. But we can change that.
Clean car investments are crucial for addressing the climate crisis and meeting President Biden’s climate commitments. In fact, swift deployment of clean cars could get us nearly a quarter of the way to President Biden’s pledge of a 50-52% reduction in domestic greenhouse gas pollution by 2030. Robust EV investments would be the second-greatest driver of decarbonization in the reconciliation bill, after a Clean Electricity Standard.
To realize these opportunities, Democrats in Congress must pass robust clean car investments this summer.