by Angela Hart, SF Public Press
Bay Area planning officials say efforts to encourage dense development will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.
But what they rarely mention publicly is that their goal, a 15 percent per capita reduction of carbon dioxide from cars and light trucks by 2035, actually represents an overall emissions increase.
Essentially, it’s a math trick: The per capita figure hides a predicted regional population growth of 28 percent. That means total passenger vehicle emissions regionwide would actually rise by 9.1 percent — an indication that regional planning is ...read more
Source: Newsfix - Environment