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Romm 29 (0:56)
Topic(s): Environment / Future Transport
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Well, the vehicle sector has always been the hardest
sector for global warming, in part because gasoline is such a simple and
attractive fuel. You know, you can make a power plant cleaner; it costs money,
but it's really not that hard. But to make your car cleaner, you have to
somehow use a lot less oil and ultimately find some sort of alternative that
has the same convenience as oil, but has a lot lower emissions. And that has
So— And this is true of the entire transportation sector, not
just cars, but also airplanes. How do you replace jet fuel with something
that's greener, when there's such a premium on weight and volume?
And there's few things that have better energy characteristics than, you
So I think there's no question that the
transportation sector is the toughest sector to deal with when it comes to
global warming and we're going to need some advances pretty darn soon if
we're going to tackle it successfully.