1. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) promotes separating the development of homes and businesses in order to decrease the amount of miles driven in the neighborhood.
2. Considering the currently existing alternative technologies, ethanol offers the greatest greenhouse gas reduction potential.
3. Emissions of greenhouse gases on a per-person basis are lower in cities and “high-density” areas. High density areas are neighborhoods where people live close together (think: small lots, condos, or apartments).
4. Even though the US did not sign the Kyoto Protocol, the federal government has taken action to reduce greenhouse gases.
5. Hydrogen has the potential to be a zero emission fuel.
6. All Alternative fuels reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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