50x50 Commission Lays Out Challenges, Opportunities In Reducing Transportation Energy Use

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50x50 Commission Lays Out Challenges, Opportunities In Reducing Transportation Energy Use

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4:30pm

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The Alliance 50x50 Commission on U.S. Transportation Sector Efficiency (“50x50 Commission”) published a foundational white paper Wednesday outlining the challenges to reduce energy use in transportation and the transformation occurring through increased use of alternative fuels, advanced vehicle technologies, automation and shared mobility that can lead to significant reductions in energy use.

The 50x50 Commission, launched in October 2017, is chaired by Audi of America President Scott Keogh and National Grid U.S. President Dean Seavers, and includes Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto (D) and Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price (R), along with leaders representing vehicle manufacturers, utilities, federal agencies, environmental and consumer groups, infrastructure providers and public transit. It is holding its next meeting in Washington, D.C., in March, and the Commission’s final report, a roadmap to cut energy use in half in the U.S. transportation sector by 2050 while meeting future mobility needs through federal, state and local policies, is due in September.

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