DEEP: Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the
Transportation Sector 
 
 
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector make up nearly 40% of Connecticut's total emissions and approximately one third of total national GHG emissions resulting from the combustion of fossil fuel. Addressing this sector can produce significant gains in meeting our greenhouse gas reduction goals as a state and as a country. 
               {2012 GHGEmissions}
 
DEEP's Path to Clean Fuels & Vehicles outlines the state's commitment to getting zero emission vehicles on the road, as made clear in a 2013 8 state Zero Emission Vehicle MOU.
 
In the 2013 Connecticut Comprehensive Energy Strategy, CT DEEP lays out 5 strategies to help individuals, businesses, fleet owners, and municipalities reduce their transportation emissions:
  1. Promoting the use of highly efficient vehicles;
  2. Providing a platform to facilitate the adoption of clean fuels and clean vehicles;
  3. Increasing mobility options;
  4. Improving transportation system efficiencies; and
  5. Developing sustainable funding sources to maintain existing infrastructure and develop additional mobility options within the state.
Understand Your Transportation Emissions
 
The first step to addressing transportation emissions is to identify the sources.
Transportation emissions are a function of vehicle fuel efficiency, the carbon content of transportation fuel, and vehicle miles traveled (VMT). These three are often referred to as the three-legged stool of transportation emissions.
 
What You Can Do
 
Take action to reduce your transportation emissions, whether personal emissions or business/fleet emissions.
 
 
                       {Personal Transportation}                                     {Business/Fleet Transportation}
 
  
 
 
Content Last Updated January 2016