[Coral-List] What can SCIENTISTS do??
Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov
Thu Dec 20 12:59:50 EST 2007
mikhail matz wrote:
> ... Funny idea, though - I don't think I ever heard any calls to develop
> public transportation as means to cut emissions in the US. This could
> really make quite a difference!
Actually, there has been quite a bit of that, and the U.S. Department of
Commerce (of which NOAA is a part) and other USG agencies support
telecommuting and also help the cause by some subsidizing of payments to
local commuter conveyances (such as trains and buses) for their
employees. I don't know what the figure is, but it helps. I use it
when I can, and I also purchased some solar electric panels for my
house--doesn't help a whole lot, and it won't amortize out for a long
time, but it's something!
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