Greenhouse gas action plan for the transportation sector in Iowa

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University of Iowa , Iowa City, Iowa
Greenhouse gases -- Environmental aspects., Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Environmental aspects., Greenhouse effect, atmospheric., Transportation -- Environmental aspects --


StatementRichard A. Ney ... [et al.].
ContributionsNey, Richard A., Iowa. Dept. of Natural Resources., University Transportation Centers Program (U.S.)
LC ClassificationsTD885.5.G73 G728 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 40 p. :
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Open LibraryOL3350447M
LC Control Number2004368711

2 Greenhouse Gas Action Plan for the Transportation Sector in Iowa Methane (CH 4) is the second most common anthropogenic greenhouse gas. Because of a longer atmospheric lifetime compared to carbon dioxide, a molecule of methane exerts the same influence as 22 molecules of carbon dioxide.

CO 2 is the most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted by transportation sources. By the transportation sector is projected to account for approximately 33% of carbon dioxide (CO 2) emissions in Colorado (see CDPHE’s “Colorado Greenhouse Gas Inventory – Update, Including Projections to & ,” October 2, ).Finalized inthe Colorado Climate Plan lays out state level.

: Reducing U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Transportation Strategies (Transportation Issues, Policies and R&D) (): Anna K. Vesely: Books. Intotal Iowa gross greenhouse gas emissions (i.e. excluding carbon sinks) were million metric tons carbon dioxide equivalents (MMtCO2e).

Table 1 and Figure 1 on the next page present the GHG emissions from each sector. Table 1: Iowa GHG Emissions –by Sector1,2. NYS Climate Action Plan Interim Report - Examines how all sectors of the economy can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) - This collaboration of 12 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states is developing cutting-edge information, projects and policy recommendations to promote a clean.

Agencys (EPA) State Greenhouse Gas Inventory Tool (SIT) and using available Iowa-specific activity data.

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The energy and industrial processes sectors were also supplemented with GHG emissions data submitted by individual Iowa facilities to the federal GHG reporting program (40 CFR 98). Many factors affect transportation’s contribution to greenhouse gas levels in various urban regions, and because each urban area is unique in its transportation needs and behavior and the costs and effectiveness of various emission-reduction policies, a one-size-fits-all plan is not appropriate.

Electricity Sector Emissions. Total Emissions in = 6, Million Metric Tons of CO Greenhouse gas action plan for the transportation sector in Iowa book equivalent * Land Use, Land-Use Change, and Forestry in the United States is a net sink and offsets approximately 11 percent of these greenhouse gas emissions.

All emission estimates from the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: – Larger image to save or print. Twelve States, D.C. Plan Regional Approach to Cap Transportation GHGs Twelve states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, along with the District of Columbia, have announced a draft memorandum of understanding as part of the Transportation and Climate Initiative to limit carbon dioxide emissions from cars and trucks through what they are calling a.

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transportation-related policies in the bills would achieve greater emissions reductions from the transportation sector than the cap alone.

EPA has not evaluated how the overall costs of these two approaches to reducing greenhouse gases compare. Transportation Sector Annual Emissions: Impact of Cap and Trade. Transportation is a major contributor of carbon dioxide (CO 2) and other greenhouse gas emissions from human activity, accounting for approximately 14 percent of total anthropogenic emissions globally and about 27 percent in the U.S.

Fortunately, transportation technologies and strategies are emerging that can help to meet the climate by: Although transportation is a vital part of the economy and is essential for everyday activities, it is also a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.

Inthe transportation sector accounted for about 27 percent of total U.S. GHG emissions.1 The transportation system is the. For the year period between andU.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector rose from % of total GHG emissions to %.

New federal data from the U.S. Energy and Information Administration (EIA) show that the U.S. transportation sector has produced more carbon pollution than any other sector of the economy over the last 12 months, including the electric power, industrial, residential, and commercial sectors.

The results mark the first time that carbon emissions from the transportation sector have exceeded. TRB Special Report Policy Options for Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation examines the potential for policies to yield major changes in transportation energy use and emissions trends by policy measures targeting cars and light trucks, medium and heavy trucks, and commercial airliners.

These three modes are by far the largest users of energy by U.S Author: Transportation Research Board. Transportation GHG Emissions and Trends.

Transportation GHG Emissions and Trends. Carbon dioxide (CO 2) from fossil fuel combustion is responsible for almost all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation shown in the following table, fossil fuel CO2 accounts for 95 percent of mobile source GHG emissions.

Real Transportation Solutions for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions None of these are ‘blue-sky’ schemes; all are realistic, reasonable, and achievable ways to cut emissions.

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Although each idea alone contributes to reducing greenhouse gases, combined they offer an extremely effective and powerful plan. As federal, state, and local governments,File Size: 1MB. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15% by30% byand 80% byrelative to levels.

This report investigates strategies for meeting those reductions in Minnesota’s transportation sector, which produces approximately 24% of total state GHG emissions.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation Policy Options for Reducing Energy Use and special report Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation Saving energy in transportation can have important implications for the cost of securing the world’s oil supplies, since transportation accounts for most of the petroleum consumedFile Size: 2MB.

These Guidelines, entitled Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventory Methodologies for State Transportation Departments, provide GHG accounting procedures to help state DOTs prepare a GHG emission inventory of their operations as well as to increase consistency across state DOT inventories.

“Operations” refers to the GHGFile Size: KB. Iowa's greenhouse gas emissions decreased last year, thanks, in part, to increases in the amount of wind and solar power the state is producing, according to a new report from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

The Iowa Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report shows the state emitted million metric tons of greenhouse gases, a decrease of. Worldwide, transportation sector greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are the fastest growing and most difficult to control. In Chile, where the transportation sector is growing even faster than the rest of the economy and accounts for one-third of the nation’s energy use, per capita GHG emissions are relatively high and car and truck ownership rates continue to increase.

Iowa is home to just over 3 million people, the 30th most populous state in the nation. InIowa had million acres in farmland, nearly 86% of total land area in the state (State Data Center, ).

InIowa produced billion bushels of corn, million bushels of soybeans, million cattle, and 19 million pigs (USDA ). President’s Climate Action Plan Putting transportation in context Key initiatives to reducing transportation- related greenhouse gas emissions - Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) - Aviation CO.

President’s proposals calls for a $ million fund to help secure transportation infrastructure against storm and flooding da\൭age.\. Greenhouse Gas Reduction Through State and Local Transportation Planning [U.S.

Department of Transportation] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This report will improve understanding of how states and localities might contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction through transportation planning.

Transportation is a major contributor to GHG emissions. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) commit to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions which contribute to climate change.

The Commonwealth’s Global Warming Solutions Act, signed into law inset the legally-enforceable goals of reducing GHG emissions by 25 percent below TRB Special Report Policy Options for Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S.

Transportation examines the potential for policies to yield major changes in transportation energy use and emissions trends by policy measures targeting cars and light trucks, medium and heavy trucks, and commercial airliners.

These three modes are by far the largest users of energy by U.S. _ racts ortation Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions SEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Transportation and Air Quality EPAF June Transportation Emissions of the United States The transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to U.S.

greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The annual report on greenhouse gases in Iowa shows the emissions of those gases has fallen for the second year in a row. DNR- senior environmental specialist, Marnie Stein, says statewide.

The New York Times identified four climate consequences from social distancing. First, there have been massive reductions in transportation-related carbon emissions.

"For average Americans, the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions is driving," said Nichols to The New York er we reduce driving, it "has a big impact on our climate pollution.".

Kittelson created a prioritized list of transportation and land use measures that would result in the highest net benefit with respect to greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Adopted in Novemberthe Climate Action Plan/Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan outlines actions that are achievable and measurable, and will help the City of Gridley.

The Iowa Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report from the Iowa Department of National Resources provides some bad news by the numbers for agriculture. While all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Iowa are down 2% from and % lower than the peak inemissions from agriculture have slowly risen over the past four.transportation end-use services, • Given the link to economic activity, reduction in transportation sector GHG emissions will require: –a shift to more efficient modes of transportation, –improvements in the efficiency of transportation technologies, or –a reduction in the carbon content of the fuel used.