EIN believes that the urgency and the massive scale of the climate change, petroleum dependence, and air quality challenges facing California and the world warrant solutions that are immediate, diverse and far reaching. Below are links to information that will help you understand some of the problems we face and the solutions to overcome them.
Many of the largest problems facing the American public today are a result of our dependence on Petroleum and its byproducts. For more information on the negative impact of the petroleum industry please read our fact sheets.
Hydrogen provides a potential pathway to a zero emissions transportation sector and a sustainable energy industry. Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) offer one of the most viable alternatives to conventional vehicles: they offer environmental benefits without sacrificing performance. Please see our fact sheets for more information.
Domestically produced biofuels have the potential to reduce our reliance on foreign oil while stimulating the economy of the United States through its production. However, not all biofuels are created equal! Please see our fact sheets for more information on this complex industry.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) have the potential to reduce our dependence on petroleum while emitting zero tailpipe emissions. Furthermore, the benefits of BEVs and Plug-in Hybrid Electrics (PHEVs) will only increase as the electric grid of the U.S. adds more renewable production processes such as wind and solar power. Please read our fact sheets for more detail.
Clean vehicles will not succeed in the marketplace without access to clean fueling infrastructure. The two most promising zero emission vehicle (ZEV) platforms; battery-electric (BEV) and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), have significant infrastructure limitations to overcome before they can be adopted by the mass market. These limitations can, and will, be overcome, but we need creative solutions to get there. This section includes fact sheets describing those solutions.