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What If: Ideas for Reducing Transportation Greenhouse Gases

The future holds immense potential for reducing transportation carbon pollution while maintaining or improving accessibility to the places, goods, and services we enjoy today. Consider an example from the recent past. Twenty years ago we drove to video stores, but now we can download the latest movies instantly on our computers and televisions—saving time and car trips. While we can’t always predict the future, we can help shape it.

Take a look at the ideas below. Some are just thought starters, exploring technologies, fuels, and strategies that may be far off or even seem far–fetched. Others could be implemented today. And check back regularly as we add more ideas and keep asking What If ... ?

What If

- What If More People Bought Groceries Online Instead of Driving to a Store?

What If Garbage Fumes Powered More of Our Cars, Trucks, and Buses?

- What If We Drove Our Most Efficient Car?

- What If We Kept Our Cars Parked For Trips Less Than One Mile? (PDF)(2 pp, 361 K, EPA-420-F-15-021, June 2015, About PDF)