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Government Steering Americans Toward a Tele-Work, Tele-Shop, Mass-Transit Future
Posted By yihan On March 16, 2013 @ 7:30 am In Money Watch | Comments Disabled
The Obama administration envisions a “low-carbon, low-petroleum” future where Americans tele-work, tele-shop, walk, bike and use carpools or mass transit if they must leave the neighborhood at all.
A study released Friday says the U.S. has the potential to reduce petroleum use and pollution in the transportation sector by more than 80 percent by 2050. In other words, gasoline-powered cars may go the way of the dinosaur, and many Americans may end up living in planned, mixed-use, “walkable” neighborhoods, built along mass transit lines.
The study — titled Transportation Energy Futures  — offers “an inclusive approach,” including increased fuel economy for all types of vehicles; reduced use of transportation by car; and the expanded use of low-carbon fuels, such as biofuels, electricity, and hydrogen.
Under a section called “Transportation Demand ,” the report sees opportunities to save energy “through community development and built environment strategies.”
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 Susan Jones: http://cnsnews.com/source/susan-jones
 CNSNews.com: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/government-steering-americans-toward-tele-work-tele-shop-mass-transit-future
 Transportation Energy Futures: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/56269.pdf
 Transportation Demand: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/55634.pdf
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