US National Academies set out policies to reduce petroleum dependency in transport

Measues covered include:

  • land-use and travel-demand management measures aimed at curbing household vehicle use
  • low-carbon standards for transportation fuels
  • public investments in transportation infrastructure to increase vehicle operating efficiencies
  • transportation fuel taxes
  • vehicle efficiency standards, "feebates," and other financial incentives to motivate interest in vehicle efficiency

The recommendations are not disimilar to those that might be found in reports published 20 years ago.


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