Best of Green: Cars & Transportation

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Best of Green 2010 Cars and Transportation
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The transportation sector is one of the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases and smog-forming pollutants in the world, but it's also a vital part of human civilization, making most people's lives better by allowing them to get where they need to go (to work, to see family and friends) and have the things they need (shipped to a store near them).

Our goal for the future should be to keep the benefits of modern mobility, but fix the problems that come from our inefficient, dirty, fossil-fuel powered system. This won't happen all at once, but with existing tools alone we could do orders-of-magnitude better (think walkable neighborhoods, bikable cities, better public transit, electrified cars and trucks, biofuel-powered planes, and so on).

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