- Jude Buenaseda, AEG Fellow
The United States burns about 19 million barrels of oil a day, with roughly 70% of those barrels used to accommodate its vast transportation system, a collection of daily activities from driving to work, shipping goods across states, to experiencing the All-American road trip vacation. The consequences of immense oil consumption—such as environmental degradation and economic volatility, as well as contributing to the negative effects of climate change—pose a massive threat to different aspects of the country’s well-being.
New York State is ranked 9th among states in terms of carbon dioxide emissions with about 40% of its emissions coming from the transportation sector. A radical change is needed to lower these emissions and to achieve New York’s clean energy goals through initiatives like Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) and New York City’s Roadmap 80 X 50 goal. There are many innovative ideas and technological advancements that provide a more secure, sustainable, and cleaner transportation alternative for New York’s communities. From using cleaner fuels and electric vehicles to improving public transportation access and reliability, we can eliminate society’s dependency on oil and reduce New York’s carbon emissions significantly.
Energy-Orientated Strategies for Transportation and Mobility:
· Through its participation in the Multi-State Zero-Emission Vehicles (ZEV) Taskforce and the Charge NY Initiative, New York State aims to have by 2020:
o 3,000 public and workplace charging stations
o 40,000 plug-in vehicles
· The Transportation & Climate Initiative’s goal is to develop public-private partnerships and ease permitting for public and home charging stations
· New York City launched NYC Clean Fleet to add 2,000 electric vehicles by 2025
Advanced Energy Group (AEG)’s Q4 2017 Series on Mobility and Transportation highlights one of the most important key areas in the succession of the transition to renewable energy. Speakers at the forefront of the transportation sector like John Markowitz of New York Power Authority, Thomas Abdallah of MTA, Mark Simon of NYC DOT, Tim Kruekniet of EVBox, and Nick Hill of ReachNow car sharing by BMW will be leading the discussion at the upcoming 11.30 New York Advanced Energy Stakeholder Breakfast. Along with AEG’s stakeholder members and attendees, this series aims to tap into collective thought and innovative ideas for a better and greener future.
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Introducing the Newest AEG Fellow and Author, Jude Buenaseda
Jude Buenaseda is a Fellow at Advanced Energy Group. He is a Master of Science candidate in Global Affairs with a concentration in Energy Economics at NYU. He previously served as the Treasurer at the Center for Global Affair’s Student Association and has done many field research abroad including places like Japan, Costa Rica, and India. Prior to starting his Master's degree, he completed a language abroad program in the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in Austria studying German and French.