Are we still driving? the worlds strong economy

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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Analysis: Why US carbon emissions have fallen 14% since 2005 | Carbon Brief
    “Transport is the second largest source of US carbon emissions after electricity generation. It includes personal vehicles, corporate fleets, trucks, aviation, public transport, ships and any other mobile emission source.”

    So....

    Private passenger cars are a fairly big source...but not nearly the largest.
     
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    • Transportation (28.9 percent of 2017 greenhouse gas emissions) – The transportation sector generates the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation primarily come from burning fossil fuel for our cars, trucks, ships, trains, and planes. Over 90 percent of the fuel used for transportation is petroleum based, which includes primarily gasoline and diesel.2

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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    17-18%?

    And remember.....this segment also includes "light duty trucks"

    If one could determine the percentage of "light duty" vehicles that are not privately owned then the real carbon throughput for POVs might be guestimated.....but until THEN - the answer to the OP's question might have to include dot.gov vehicles, commercial delivery vehicles, etc.

    Just as the low hanging fruit for l5 is self driving semi trucks on the interstate, similar grapes are also present with services like Amazon, UPS/FEDEX/USPS, in the 10,000# GVW world.

    Numbers don't lie.....but sometimes.... ;)
     
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