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Romm 30 (0:37)
Topic(s): Alt Vehicles / Environment / Government
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Well, cars are—and light trucks are—something like 20 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions in this country. There's no question that they represent a very great challenge for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I would say that cars are the single biggest technological challenge on the global warming side.

On the other hand, we're seeing with hybrid technology and plug-in hybrid technology and cellulosic ethanol that there are solutions right around the corner. So if the government gets serious about pushing alternative fuels, I think this is a problem that can be addressed.



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