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Getting Involved in Individual Reduction Emissions

Most people today are very concerned about what they can become involved in to help with individual reduction emissions, transportation emissions and even greenhouse gas emissions. There are several different options available with regards to individual reduction emissions, transportation based and from other sources, however one that is extremely effective is looking at the actual fuels that are used in transportation. Taking the bus or some form of public transportation is going to be helpful in individual reduction emissions, transportation fuels that offer even fewer harmful byproducts are only going to enhance the value of this type of energy saving and environmental policy.

The goal of the early types of individual reduction emissions for transportation fuel programs, both for private vehicles and larger public types of transportation was to switch to a gasoline that had no lead or lead additives. Despite early criticism of the program the results were extremely positive with the amount of lead found in the average person in the United States dropping by almost 75% according to the Centre for Energy and Environmental Studies at Princeton University. The success for the individual, reduction of emissions, transportation fuels releasing less lead into the environment and a overall better environment is also the goal of the new carbon based reductions that are occurring today.

Basically to have individual reduction emissions in transportation fuels, gas refineries have to modify the type of fuels they are producing to include low-carbon fuels, resulting in further decreases in the amount of carbon that is generated when the fuel is burned in the engine. This measurement, known as carbon density, is a key driving factor in much of the new legislation both in the United States and globally to reduce the carbon generation by individual vehicles as well as public transportation systems. Companies that produce fuels would be needed to track the carbon output of the different fuels that they sell, plus would be needed to keep their fuels within a specific pre-set target range.

In addition to these newly engineered low-carbon fuels other programs are currently in use for individual reduction emissions. Transportation systems that are better designed to handle peak travel times, reduced scheduling during non-peak hours and even alternating between size of vehicles used in peak and off-peak times can all help reduce emissions. Different cities and geographic locations also offer different initiatives and benefits for those commuters and travelers that are working to lower either public fuel emissions or individual vehicle emissions. These can include programs such as subsidized car pool programs, discounted transportation costs for commuters and even by increasing the cost of parking. These few small changes really can add up quickly and encourage commuters and travellers to use the more environmentally friendly options for transportation rather than the high emissions single passenger per vehicle option.