Public transportation is the best way to get around, but most cities have inadequate funding to support it. If you live in a city with poor mass transit, make your voice heard and demand more resources for public transportation. Consider joining a local group to push for improved mass transit. Most cities dedicate more space to car lanes and parking garages, and pedestrians outnumber drivers. Inefficient use of fuel not only causes heavy air pollution, but it also impacts your wallet.
Hydrogen fuel cells can help reduce transportation emissions by providing power to vehicles using water vapor. Several major companies have already begun testing hydrogen-based vehicles. Industry is responsible for one-fifth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, but many emissions are recycled for other industrial products. With greater industry collaboration, companies are setting emissions goals and developing new technologies to reduce their carbon footprint. The benefits of these efforts are worth pursuing – and can save the planet.
A key priority for the transport sector is energy security. Trucking uses a significant amount of fossil fuels to deliver products and services to customers. It accounts for 20 percent of the world’s energy consumption. To address this growing energy challenge, new technologies and efficient energy systems need to be introduced into the transportation sector. Land and air transportation can reduce CO2 emissions. In addition to reducing air pollution, transportation efficiency can help to improve global trade and the economy.