West Coast cities pledge to use more biodiesel and electric vehicles

December 16, 2015 |

In Oregon, the mayors of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Eugene, Oregon pledged at the first West Coast Alliance summit held last week in Portland to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050 within their cities through the introduction of biodiesel-powered public vehicles and electric vehicles along with boosting investment of federal funds into public transportation. The commitment was made during the COP21 negotiations in Paris and the results will be taken to the U.S. Conference of Mayors in January 2016.

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