Experts at LA Business Council Sustainability Summit cite more collaboration to reach goals by 2045.
In California, the transportation of goods is a major economic driver, with the vast majority of vehicles relying on petroleum-based gasoline and diesel.
Keeping in mind that vehicles represent the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state, and that the California Air Resources Board has approved a rule to fully transition heavy-duty trucks and buses to clean energy by 2045, panelists at a sustainability summit on Friday, Sept. 22, discussed what it would take to move toward a carbon-free transportation sector.
“Transportation is the engine not only of the global economy but also of the L.A. regional economy, and so it’s really important that we are addressing it in this kind of systematic way,” said Mary Nichols of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law.
Nichols led a panel that was part of the Los Angeles Business Council’s Sustainability Summit at USC.