Low-Carbon Efforts Applauded in L.A.
Build Your Dreams, which announced increasing efforts for lowered emissions in the coming years earlier last week, shows approval and appreciation to the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States for confirming next steps in producing a low-carbon transportation system, currently deemed as the “cap and invest” program, according to a release from BYD this week.
Stemming from multiple suggestions from hundreds of stakeholders in a series of listening sessions TCI hosted, the decision will ultimately align with the group idea of transforming transportation through modernization and infrastructure changes.
“Given that more than one-third of all carbon emissions come from transportation, implementing a region-wide ‘cap and invest’ program is a critical step towards reducing our growing climate threat,” said BYD President Stella Li. “Replacing the region’s dirty diesel trucks and buses with affordable zero-emission models is a win-win that will reduce greenhouse gases as well as toxic emissions that have been linked with increased asthma emergencies, cancer, and even premature death.”
Li also commented on the supportive efforts align with the recent Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative launched in 2009 to reduce CO2 emissions:
“Electric vehicles are no longer just cars. Cities, states, and fleet operators can now use electric power to replace transit buses, waste collection trucks, refrigerated food and other urban delivery trucks, and port equipment,” Li said