Climate Week: American Lung Association totals up benefits of more electric transportation
With nearly 30% of US greenhouse gas emissions coming from transportation, the biggest impacts on emissions come from using electricity to power our cars and trucks and trains and more.
The American Lung Association, a big fan of cleaner air, compiled its own information on the electrification trend. A recent report, Zeroing in on Healthy Air, quantifies the health benefits of putting more zero-emission vehicles into service.
Will Barrett, based in Sacramento, is the lead author of the report. He joins us for an overview of the highlights.