Destination: Zero Carbon

Three strategies to transform transportation in America
Released by: Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center

LAS VEGAS – The transportation sector is the largest source of global warming pollution in Nevada. But a new report from Environment Nevada Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how the state can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.

Titled Destination: Zero Carbon: Three strategies to transform transportation in America, the report looks at the factors underlying high transportation emissions, and proposes new policy solutions. Americans drive more than 10,000 miles a year on average, often in inefficient gas-burning vehicles. Poor public transit and unsafe conditions for walking or biking leave many Nevadans with few good low-carbon transportation options.

The report outlines three goals that are achievable with proven policies and existing technology. These objectives can help eliminate emissions from cars and light trucks and contribute to America’s transition to a zero-carbon transportation future. They are:

  • All new light-duty cars and trucks sold after 2035 should be electric vehicles (EVs).

  • U.S. transit agencies and school districts should replace all transit and school buses with clean electric buses by 2030.

  • The U.S. should at least double the number of people who travel by foot, bike or transit by 2030.