Two Billion Cars

Two Billion Cars

Driving Toward Sustainability

eBook - 2009
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Foreword. Acknowledgments. 1. Surviving Two Billion Cars. Transportation Trends: Headed in the Wrong Direction. Roadmap to Survival. Hard Work Ahead. 2. Beyond the Gas-Guzzler Monoculture. Internal Combustion: From the Model T to Cars on Steroids. The Quest for a Better Engine: Electric Drive Technology. Beyond Cars: New Options for Personal Mobility. The Coming Transformations. 3. Breaking Detroit's Hold on Energy and Climate Policy. The Making of the Detroit Mindset. The Jolt of Japanese Competition. Moving Detroit Toward Green. 4. In Search of Low-Carbon Fuels. Petroleum Fuels in Transition. Alternative Fuels Past, Present, and Future. Steps Toward a Post-Petroleum World. 5. Aligning Big Oil with the Public Interest. The Changing Oil Supply. Unconventional Oil: Savior or Disaster?. The Changing Oil Industry. Big Oil's Environmental Epiphany. Big Carrots and Big Sticks. 6. The Motivated Consumer. The Car-Centric American. From Mean to Green: Shifting Consumer Identities. Aligning Incentives with Socially and Environmentally Responsible Behavior. 7. California's Pioneering Role. From Smog and Sprawl to Environmental Leadership. Leadership in Climate and Air Quality Policy. Leadership in Clean Energy Technology. The Trendsetting California Consumer. California's Ripple Effect. 8. Stimulating Chinese Innovation. China's Extreme Makeover. Toward an Enlightened Car Policy. Innovations That Might Spread From China. How the Rest of the World Can Help China Help Us All. 9. Driving Toward Sustainability. Imagining Futurama III. Our Strategy for Getting There. Transforming Vehicles. Transforming Fuels. Transforming Consumer and Local Government Behavior. Realizing the Vision
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780199704095
0199704090
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 304 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Gordon, Deborah 1959-

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