Friday, March 05, 2010

Going too Green?

Gas at $7.00 a gallon, yes, that’s way too green.

An excerpt from the article in the New York Times.

“To meet the Obama administration’s targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers say, Americans may have to experience a sobering reality: gas at $7 a gallon.

“To reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector 14 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, the cost of driving must simply increase, according to a forthcoming report by researchers at Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

“The 14 percent target was set in the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget for fiscal 2010.

“In their study, the researchers devised several combinations of steps that United States policymakers might take in trying to address the heat-trapping emissions by the nation’s transportation sector, which consumes 70 percent of the oil used in the United States.”