To solve the problem of CO2 emissions we could simply mandate that no new light duty vehicle can be sold in the U.S. after model year 2024 that runs on gasoline (or diesel) as the primary fuel. The key here is not to specify what takes their place, but simply to let the car companies and consumers figure that out. They would do that quite quickly.
This is similar to what we did with DDT and Freon 11. We simply banned them over a period of years and left it up to the producers and consumers to decide how to do it. If we did ban new gasoline vehicle sales, we would in fifteen years have replaced 255 million light duty vehicles, practically the entire fleet at basically no cost. This is a very good deal.
This mandate assures the absolute independence of the U.S. from imported crude oil and a dramatic decrease in CO2 emissions. It also permits the continued research and sales of electric,hybrid, natural gas, hydrogen and any other type of vehicle.
If, after reading the material on this website, you agree with us that E85 won't work and that carbon neutral optimized engines are the way to go, please write or contact your congressperson or senator and ask them to support bills with our proposed changes.
Additionally, write or call Andrew Wheeler, Acting EPA Administrator, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460, 202-272-0167 and/or Heidi King, NHTSA Deputy Administrator, 1200 New Jersey Ave, S.E., Washington, D.C. 20590, 202-366-4000.
The California Air Resources Board is also a good contact to write or call. They have the legal authority to regulate auto emissions in California independent of the Federal Government. Their website is www.arb.ca.gov.
The E100 Ethanol Group believes any Congressional bill should also include the following:
1. A provision that any gasoline retailer can purchase E100 from any supplier,
2. A provision that any gasoline retailer can sell E100 under a branded canopy.
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CEO Executive Director
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Chief Engineer Chief Technology Officer
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