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Transportation - Transportation Policy 6 Items

Federal Freight Efficiency Authority

Report or White Paper, 2010
This paper proposes a federal agency to increase heavy-duty vehicle efficiency as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on oil. The paper lays out the structure, costs, benefits, and results of the proposed agency.


RMI's Top Federal Energy Policy Goals

Report or White Paper, 2009

This 19-page memo to the Obama administration outlines 17 goals that can reduce U.S. oil use and greenhouse gas emissions each by 50% in 10 years. These policies would also create over three million jobs in the next four years, and earning a profit for the nation in under 25 years. The recommendations include both demand and supply side goals in multiple sectors (buildings, transportation, industrial, electricity and heat, and liquid fuels). The recommendations also contain five overarching goals: the Smart Grid is installed, enhancing energy security, enabling distributed resources, and integrating electrified vehicles; better electricity end-use data are available; a new corps of workers is trained to power the clean energy economy; all energy subsidies are consistently reviewed, transparently displayed, and thoroughly addressed; and government purchasing power spurs the clean energy economy.


Smart Garage Charrette PreRead Core

Report or White Paper, 2008

The Smart Garage Charrette Pre-Read Core gives the most important background on the Smart Garage vision (united vehicles, the grid, and buildings through vehicle electrification), technologies, modeling, and market analysis including hot topics as of October 2008.


Smart Garage Charrette Report

Report or White Paper, 2008
Bringing electrified vehicles, advanced net-zero buildings, and a smart renewable grid together in innovative ways to provide clean, cheap, and secure mobility and electricity: that is the vision of Smart Garage. But how to get there? This document tells us how, by defining the key players in the system, the top six barriers to the vision, and strategies to overcome the barriers.


Winning the Oil Endgame

Book or Book Chapter, 2004

This independent, peer-reviewed synthesis for American business and military leaders charts a roadmap for getting the United States completely, attractively, and profitably off oil. Our strategy integrates four technological ways to displace oil: using oil twice as efficiently, then substituting biofuels, saved natural gas, and, optionally, hydrogen. This route for the transition beyond oil will expand customer choice and wealth, and will be led by business for profit. In order to download a complimentary PDF of the complete book, please sign in or register now to receive your username and password.


National Energy Policy Initiative Expert Group Report

Report or White Paper, 2002
This report is the product of a 2002 workshop of the National Energy Policy Initiative. The Initiative engaged a group of distinguished energy experts to develop a set of goals, strategies, and policy options to guide national energy policy. This report states the views of the workshop participants and other experts. Participants identified four top priority issues for immediate action: transportation and mobility; electricity services; energy security; and climate change. This report describes the the NEPI strategies and goals in those areas. The included Appendix A lists the participants.


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