This page summarizes strategies that are a nuisance rather than a risk to safety.
In order to reduce emissions from the transportation sector, the Climate Act proposes to electrify transportation. It is hard to miss all the publicity for electric vehicles nationally. Despite all the support for electric vehicles, the obvious point is that they work well for limited applications but they have limitations relative to gas powered cars. I classify this Climate Act strategy as a nuisance because there are options available for their use.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation on September 8, 2021 that effectively bans the sale of new internal combustion engine cars, off-road vehicles, light-duty trucks and equipment by 2035. In addition, the Governor directed the Department of Environmental Conservation to release a proposed regulation that would significantly reduce air pollution from trucks. Note, however, that the draft scoping plan suggests that the sale of new internal combustion engine cars will need to be pushed up to 2030.
- Electric Vehicles – There are many issues associated with widespread implementation of electric vehicles
Pragmatic Environmentalist of New York Related Articles
- The Transportation Advisory Panel Recommendations to the Climate Action Council were presented in the spring of 2021.
- I reviewed the Transportation Advisory Panel Enabling Strategies Submitted to Climate Action Council at that time.
- The Climate Justice Working Group’s comments on the Transportation Advisory Panel recommended strategies suggested that vehicle electrification should not be the topmost solution as “it fails to address single occupancy vehicle associated issues”. Overlooked is the fact that in the suburbs and in rural areas single occupancy vehicles are a necessity.