Thomas Edison Conference Room
1101 K Street NW, Suite 610
Washington, D.C. 20005
August 28, 2014
9AM – 10:30AM
American’s love to drive. Whether it’s a passenger van heading to the beach for a family vacation or commuting to work, driving is a basic function of U.S. society. But America’s addiction to driving has consequences: on average the transportation sector consumes over 6 billion barrels of oil and emits roughly 1.7 billion metric tons of global warming greenhouse gases (GHG) per year, representing 30 percent of U.S. emissions.
Eliminating these GHGs is critically important to mitigating climate change. Yet it’s not as simple as consumers forgoing driving, particularly because most consumers are unwilling or unable to do so. Transformative technologies are needed to turn today’s gas-guzzling cars and trucks into low-carbon alternatives that provide consumers the same freedom to drive today without significant environmental impact.
As America gets ready to travel this Labor Day weekend, join the Digital Energy and Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESCC), Information Technology, Industry Council (ITIC) and the Center for Clean Energy Innovation to discuss a new report by ITS America on the 16 smart transportation technologies that could create a […]