Climate Change and Transportation

  • March 08, 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online

Organization: Green Energy Ohio

About this event:

GEO is pleased to announce the fourth in our series of conversations on issues that are impacted by climate change. Transportation is a subject that affects us all everyday — how we get to work or school, run errands, and travel for business or pleasure. We are a mobile society. We take for granted the ease of our mobility and often don’t consider the consequences.

In Ohio alone, there are 4.2 million automobiles and 5.8 million private and commercial trucks registered with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Ohio has 65 public transit systems, nine airports offering commercial flights, ten waterway ports, and over 5,000 miles of active rail. Nationally, the transportation sector accounts for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions at almost 30 percent, with 63 percent of that coming from light duty vehicles.

We all have a role to play in reducing that impact. Increasingly, electric vehicles can be seen in driveways, parking lots, and dealerships. Transit systems like Laketran are investing in electric buses. Government and corporate fleet managers are purchasing EVs. Companies like Yellow Cab of Columbus are re-envisioning the role of transportation for hire.

Leading our discussion will be Michael Peters, CEO and co-founder of Cleveland-based Sway Mobility, an electric vehicle carshare platform. Our panelists are both experts in the world of EVs: Marie McConnell, Campaigns Organizer for the Electrification Coalition and Sara Daugherty, Director of Partnerships at Brite Energy Innovators.

Registration can be found here.

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