hsr climate solution
Major Solution to Climate Change with Zero-Carbon Transportation
hsr decarbonizes transportation
#1 climate solution
High speed rail is the single largest climate solution that can decarbonize our entire transportation network quickly. This includes replacing most domestic flights, up to half the car trips, and replacing the ecommerce shipment system currently using energy-intensive, cross-country trucks and airplanes. No other solution comes close to all this for solving climate change.
HSR is electrically powered and can run 100% on clean, safe renewable energy. One high speed train powered by the wind can carry more passengers than 9 oil-burning airplanes! America currently uses 20 million barrels of oil every day, most of it for transportation - so switching to oil-free high speed rail is a huge climate and energy security solution all in one.
scales up fast
HSR can decarbonize our transportation system corridor-by-corridor as fast as new rail lines can be built. By making this a national priority, HSR can be built nearly as fast as China - they built their new 22,000 mile national network in less than 15 years! With great leadership and mobilizing American industry, the US can quickly build this major climate solution.
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