Where does climate and energy policy go from here? In the new podcast miniseries The Roadmap, The Atlantic‘s Rob Meyer joins EPIC scholars to take a deep dive into timely climate and energy issues and the evidence behind needed policy changes, as described in the U.S. Energy & Climate Roadmap.

For our second episode, Rob talks with EPIC Executive Director Sam Ori and Harris Public Policy’s Koichiro Ito about transportation emissions. While new proposals to boost electric vehicles have dominated much of the Biden administration’s transportation agenda, the predominate policy tool to reduce carbon emissions in this sector has historically been fuel economy standards—and they’re due for an update. Rob, Sam and Koichiro explore what they are, where they came from, and where we go from here.

Areas of Focus: Transportation
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Transportation
Mobility is central to economic activity. Yet, a lack of fuel diversity and continued demand growth have made the transportation industry a major contributor to global pollution and carbon emissions....
Four Proposals to Improve Fuel Economy Standards
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Four Proposals to Improve Fuel Economy Standards
To make fuel economy standards more efficient and effective, policymakers could eliminate both size and type distinctions, establish a transparent trading market, and bring emissions testing under the direct supervision...