NewsOctober 23, 2019

Rhodium’s Climate Economist Testifies to US House on Decarbonizing Transportation

The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change invited Emily Wimberger as a witness for its hearing, "Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for Planes, Trains and Everything Beyond Automobiles."
The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change invited Emily Wimberger as a witness for its hearing, "Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for Planes, Trains and Everything Beyond Automobiles."

In testimony to Congress, Rhodium Climate Economist Emily Wimberger overviewed recent trends in US greenhouse gas emissions, based on Rhodium’s latest Taking Stock report. Based on the state of current technology, Rhodium projects that transportation will remain the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the US through 2030. “While these trends put the US farther from achieving long-term climate goals, they present a tremendous opportunity for policy leadership at the federal level,” Wimberger told the panel. She then described how policymakers could reduce emissions with policies that promote markets for electric vehicles and equipment, increase the use of clean, low carbon fuels, and prioritize efficiency and clean mobility can successfully decouple carbon emissions and economic growth.

Read the testimony.