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Driving Global Warming: Commuting in Rhode Island and its Contribution to Global Warming

Transportation is the leading source of global warming emissions in Rhode Island and the trips that state residents make to and from work are a major contributor to the problem. Driving Global Warming documents the impact of commuting on global warming emissions in Rhode Island, identifies towns whose commuters produce the greatest emissions and suggests policy solutions that can reduce the region’s contribution to global warming.

(January 2006)
Driving Global Warming: Commuting in Maine and its Contribution to Global Warming

Transportation is responsible for nearly one third of global warming emissions in Maine and the trips that state residents make to and from work are a major contributor to the problem. Driving Global Warming documents the impact of commuting on global warming emissions in Maine, identifies towns whose commuters produce the greatest emissions and suggests policy solutions that can reduce the region’s contribution to global warming.

(January 2006)
On the Road to Energy Independence: Controlling New Jersey's Runaway Energy Demand Through Energy Efficiency

Consumption of electricity and natural gas is projected to rise significantly in New Jersey in coming years, costing consumers money and resulting in increased pollution. On the Road to Energy Independence explains how energy efficiency measures such as improved building codes, additional appliance efficiency standards and expanded energy efficiency programs could reduce energy consumption in New Jersey at a net financial gain to consumers.

(January 2006)
Driving Global Warming: Commuting in Connecticut and its Contribution to Global Warming

Transportation is the leading source of global warming emissions in Connecticut and the trips that state residents make to and from work are a major contributor to the problem. Driving Global Warming documents the impact of commuting on global warming emissions in Connecticut, identifies towns whose commuters produce the greatest emissions, and suggests policy solutions that can reduce the region’s contribution to global warming.

(January 2006)
Cars and Global Warming: Policy Options for Rhode Island to Reduce Global Warming Pollution from Cars and Light Trucks

Cars and light trucks produce 25 percent of Rhode Island’s global warming pollution. Cars and Global Warming explains how Rhode Island could reduce global warming emissions from passenger vehicles by adopting California’s clean car standards. By requiring advanced-technology vehicles—including hybrid-electric and eventually hydrogen vehicles—and establishing global warming pollution standards, the clean cars program could begin to reduce Rhode Island’s contribution to global warming.

(December 2005)

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