Cars and Global Warming
Policy Options for Rhode Island to Reduce Global Warming Pollution from Cars and Light Trucks

Executive Summary

Cars and light trucks produce 25 percent of Rhode Island’s global warming pollution. Cars and Global Warming explains how Rhode Island could reduce global warming emissions from passenger vehicles by adopting California’s clean car standards. By requiring advanced-technology vehicles—including hybrid-electric and eventually hydrogen vehicles—and establishing global warming pollution standards, the clean cars program could begin to reduce Rhode Island’s contribution to global warming.