Pete Buttigeig

“Every transportation decision is a climate decision, whether we recognize it or not,… Not only do we have to cut emissions from transportation on our roads by making it so that you don’t have to drag two tons of metal along to get to where you need to go all the time, we’ve got to prepare for the climate impacts that are already happening.” (speech at SXSW- south by southwest – March 2022)

Bikes weigh less than two tons.

Buttigeig noted that the transportation sector is the US economy’s second leading source of greenhouse gas, behind the energy sector. Is it a slight of hand that electric vehicles will shift more of the greenhouse gas emissions away from transportation and to the energy sector?