Big energy goals get a push: U.S. could cut vehicles’ fossil fuel use, emissions by 80% by 2050

ChicagoTribuneLogoby Ronald D. White
Tribune Newspapers
March 19, 2013

A new National Research Council report says the U.S. may be able to reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 in light-duty cars and trucks.

The highly ambitious goal could be reached, the report says, through a combination of more efficient vehicles and the use of gasoline and diesel alternatives such as bio-fuels, electricity and hydrogen.

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