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Global Warming or not, readily available solutions for transportation

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The list author says: "Since the time of the two oil crises we discovered the environmental, economical, social and political consequences of dependence on fossil fuels. Today, whether your concern is climate change or just oil dependence, these issues are still valid and one more time on the spotlight. The transport sector alone is responsible for 30% of greenhouse gas emissions in developed countries and 20% in developing countries. But, did you know that for many years some viable solutions to cut auto travel or using cleaner fuels have been available? Have you noticed that in the climate change controversy almost nobody talks about these readily available options?
Singapore successfully implemented congestion pricing since 1975. Today, London, Stockholm and Milan had followed suit. Since the late 70s Curitiba (Brazil) developed the most successful public transportation system, now imitated and even improved in Bogotá, Santiago de Chile, several Brazilian cities, and in many cities around the world, including the U.S. and China. Also since the late 70s, Brazil slowly developed ethanol from sugar cane as a sustainable alternative for fossil fuels, available in all gas stations around the country, and now, Brazilian-manufactured flex cars are a commercial success (you can put gasoline and alcohol in any proportion you want), with 13 million flex cars by 2011, and yes, without affecting food supplies and even allowing for plenty of food exports. All without government subsidies as the rich countries do. So, it’s time to stop talking and do something about it.
The following is a list of books explaining the theoretical rationale and/or the history of real life experiences regarding these solutions readily available in the following subjects: congestion pricing (or congestion charges), efficient mass transit, sustainable biofuels, low-carbon fuels, and clean fuel vehicles, particularly electric hybrids and plug-in hybrids."
High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry
High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug In the Auto Industry
"Just published. This is comprehensive account of the rebirth of plug-in electric vehicles in the U.S. 2011"
Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability
Two Billion Cars: Driving Toward Sustainability
"Written for the general public, the book explores our unsustainable car-centric culture and its consequences: oil dependency, traffic congestion, air pollution, and climate change. It includes a brief account about the successful Brazilian story (but considered just an outlier). The book emphasis is on low-carbon fuels and alternative vehicles. 2009. Check the 2010 paperback ed with a new chapter."
Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy
"The focus is on rechargeable battery technologies and how the development of lithium-ion batteries made possible the launch of the first mass market electric cars in more than 100 years. The book scope covers events until around January 2011, right after the market launch of the Chevrolet Volt and the Nissan Leaf in the United States, so it is one of the most updated books on this subject. 2011"
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World
"Comprehensive, all you need to know about oil, biofuels and other renewable sources of energy. Truly a primer. 2011"
Plug-In Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington?
Plug-In Electric Vehicles: What Role for Washington?
"An excellent follow-up to "Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge America." The benefits and the multiple barriers hindering the widespread use of this technology are discussed in detail, very comprehensive.  A must read. April 2009"
Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilization of Tomorrow
"2011"
Going Green with Electric Cars - Energy Policy or Just Sexy?
Going Green with Electric Cars - Energy Policy or Just Sexy?
"This self-published essay (an abridged version is available for free in the author's blog) presents a reality check to the real total cost of ownership of plug-in electric cars and the price of the clean energies required to recharge them so they are really green today. 2010"
Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions
Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions
"Quite comprehensive, the whole range of solutions covered. Academic. 2010"
The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry
The Transit Metropolis: A Global Inquiry
"Academic but good for all audiences. Presents the cases of Stockholm; Singapore; Curitiba, Brazil; Portland, Oregon; Vancouver, and other cities around the world. An excellent complement to "Two Billion Cars (2009 see above)" despite being published in 1998."
Biofuels in Africa: Opportunities, Prospects, and Challenges (Directions in Development: Countries and Regions)
Biofuels in Africa: Opportunities, Prospects, and Challenges (Directions in Development: Countries and Regions)
"A very comprehensive analysis of the potential of biofuels for poor African countries (and also in Latin America), showing that there is no risk for food supply nor ILUC impacts. 2011"
The High Cost of Free Parking
The High Cost of Free Parking
"A reality most Americans are in denial, free parking is a negative subsidy with a devastating effect. A must read. 2005"
Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century
Reinventing the Automobile: Personal Urban Mobility for the 21st Century
"Refreshingly out-of-the-box thinking, and not so futuristic, as the GM EN-V prototype was exhibited in China and the MIT CityCar is due for field testing next year. 2010"
JOLT!: The Impending Dominance Of The Electric Car And Why America Must Take Charge
JOLT!: The Impending Dominance Of The Electric Car And Why America Must Take Charge
"An overly optimistic call for Americans to embrace plug-in electric cars. Updated, it covers everything you need to know about PHEVs and BEVs. 2010"
The Economics of Food: How Feeding and Fueling the Planet Affects Food Prices
The Economics of Food: How Feeding and Fueling the Planet Affects Food Prices
"The list could not be complete without a serious analysis of the food vs fuel dilemma. The problem is complex indeed. 2010"
Sustainable Ethanol: Biofuels, Biorefineries, Cellulosic Biomass, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, and Sustainable Farming for Energy Independence
Sustainable Ethanol: Biofuels, Biorefineries, Cellulosic Biomass, Flex-Fuel Vehicles, and Sustainable Farming for Energy Independence
"Written for all audiences. This is an excellent analysis of the subject. The successful Brazilian story is presented. This is a book you should read before taking sides on the food versus biofuels controversy. 2007."
Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World
Transportation in a Climate-Constrained World
"Coming soon, 2009."
Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sector
Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sector
"What experts from all over the world have to said. 2008."
Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective (Green Energy and Technology)
Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective (Green Energy and Technology)
"Another 2009 publication. Comprehensive but aimed for academics, students and practitioners."
Sustainable Automobile Transport: Shaping Climate Change Policy (Esri Studies Series on the Environment)
Sustainable Automobile Transport: Shaping Climate Change Policy (Esri Studies Series on the Environment)
"This book is about the environmental issues, the technologies and economic policies available for relieving traffic congestion and cutting on transport big contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. Is it feasible to achieve a efficient, equitable and sustainable road transport? 2007."
Transport, Energy and Co2: Moving Toward Sustainability
Transport, Energy and Co2: Moving Toward Sustainability
"Actually a publication from the International Energy Agency, this a very comprehensive textbook like treatise covering all important subjects in the crossroads between transport (all modes), energy, and climate change. A must have for students, academics and practitioners working in the field of sustainable transport. 2009"
Still Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion (James A. Johnson Metro Series)
Still Stuck in Traffic: Coping with Peak-Hour Traffic Congestion (James A. Johnson Metro Series)
"Very comprehensive treatise dealing with both transportation and land use (urban sprawl). This is the 2004 update of the 1992 classic. A must read. 2004"
Fuel: Change Your Fuel, Change Your World
Fuel: Change Your Fuel, Change Your World
"Though this documentary mainly advocates bio-diesel, in the end calls for a cocktail to fill a sustainable barrel of oil that includes sustainable biofuels, biomass, solar and wind energy, energy efficiency, plug-in electric cars, public transportation, and non-motorized transportation. 2010"
$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better
$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better
"As cheap oil will become scarcer and gasoline prices climb, what-if scenarios are analyzed assuming gasoline prices starting at $4 a gallon all the way to $20, with increments of $2, and each of the nine chapters of the book corresponds to the expected consequences for each of these scenarios. Unfortunately, a few chapters are just wishful thinking in the good tradition of Ecotopia. July 2009"
Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy
"Good for all audiences. If the Apollo missions to the moon were possible, how come the US can not get rid of oil dependence. 2007."
Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge America
Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that will Recharge America
"This book clearly demonstrates that today we could be enjoying the benefits of hybrids, plug-in hybrids and full electric vehicles, technologies that have been available for more than 10 years. Learn why these vehicles are not mainstream yet. Written for the general public. 2006."
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Who Killed the Electric Car?
"This DVD will let you understand why readily available solutions have not gone mainstream, and it will let you wonder why this happened. A must watch. 2006"
Making Choices about Hydrogen: Transport Issues for Developing Countries
Making Choices about Hydrogen: Transport Issues for Developing Countries
"The best sustainable option for transportation, is it really too far away in the future? Academic. 2008"
Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture
Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Sustainable Energy and Agriculture
"Good for all audiences. Presents the opportunities and the risks. 2007."
Driving Climate Change: Cutting Carbon from Transportation
Driving Climate Change: Cutting Carbon from Transportation
"Written by scholars but accessible to the general public. 2006."
The Economics of Urban Transportation
The Economics of Urban Transportation
"This is a transportation textbook, and discusses congestion prices and the existing implementations in Europe and Singapore. 2007."
Building Blocks for Sustainable Transport: Obstacles, Trends, Solutions
Building Blocks for Sustainable Transport: Obstacles, Trends, Solutions
"2008"
Fast Wheels Slow Traffic: Urban Transport Choices (Conflicts in Urban and Regional Development)
Fast Wheels Slow Traffic: Urban Transport Choices (Conflicts in Urban and Regional Development)
"Good for all audiences. Presents in detail the case of Curitiba, Brazil. 1992."
Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing (Transportation Research, Economics and Policy)
Economics of Urban Highway Congestion and Pricing (Transportation Research, Economics and Policy)
"Academic. 1999"
Transit Villages in the 21st Century
Transit Villages in the 21st Century
"Good for all audiences. 1996"
The Elephant in the Bedroom: Automobile Dependence & Denial : Impacts on the Economy and Environment
The Elephant in the Bedroom: Automobile Dependence & Denial : Impacts on the Economy and Environment
"An oldie but still worth the reading. Short but comprehensive. For all audiences. 1993"
Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment: Issues of Efficiency and Social Feasibility
Road Pricing, Traffic Congestion and the Environment: Issues of Efficiency and Social Feasibility
"The title speaks by itself. Academic. 1999"
Urban Transit : Operations, Planning and Economics
Urban Transit : Operations, Planning and Economics
"This is a technical book, but the best for the transit specialists. 2007."
The Economics of Road User Charges (World Bank)
The Economics of Road User Charges (World Bank)
"This seminal work set the economic rationale for road congestion pricing (Singapore, London, Stockholm, Milan,...). Requires basic knowledge on economics. 1968"
Transport Economics
Transport Economics
"Academic. 1993"