Green Cars

Environmental problems, especially if we speak about global warming, which are caused by the use of gas and oil in transport sector and industry, grow with each year. All in all, these problems let to the world energetic crisis. During the last 100 years people have produced a lot of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide and as a result of it the average temperature has warmed up by over half a degree. Burning fossil fuels, such as oil, coal and gas influences our atmosphere and so the responsibility for the global warming in the 20th century lies on people. Nowadays the air temperature has become much warmer because the heat cannot go back into space. Extra greenhouse gases increase the greenhouse effect. The use of oil in transport industry causes serious damage to the environment and this problem cannot be neglected any more.
Gasoline-burning cars are one of the source of the global warming pollution. The step towards the solution of this problem is the usage of hybrid engines and new technologies and the so-called “green” cars. “By 2050, fuel-cell technologies and other advancements could boost efficiency to 54 miles per gallon” (Koffer, 2005). The government can do it with the help of renewable energy and efficient-energy technologies and it can be one of steps towards the solution of the greenhouse effect and energetic crisis problem. It is also better to take care of your car, because a well-tuned car consumes less gasoline and so produces less carbon dioxide.
Most modern transport systems are based on oil. Statistics show that two thirds of all petroleum used in the US is used for power transportation. “At present, transportation fuels account for roughly half of the world’s oil consumption. Transportation’s share increases to 60% if we include bitumen for road asphalt, along with lubricants and the energy used in refinery production of diesel and gasoline. Oil use in the transport sector will thus remain a driver of total global oil demand” (Mandil, 3). The growth of transport sector will naturally lead to the growing needs in energy for transport vehicles. What is notable, despite extremely important role, which energy plays for economy, the rise of prices for energy will not result in bigger supplies of gas and oil. As soon as the production of oil reaches its half-way peak supplies will gradually decrease while the prices for oil will grow. This will definitely have negative effect on transport sector in particular and on the world economy in general. One of the ways out can be the usage of “green” cars. It will lead to the improvements in existing engines switching from gasoline to diesel, use of hybrid vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, technologies that reduce the fuel efficiency shortfall.

The so-called “green” cars alone will not resolve the problem of global warming and energetic crisis. The solution of the global problem requires joint operation of the government of the country, companies and all people. It is practically impossible to cut global warming pollution without active governmental participation. Of course, it is impossible to reach success without governmental help and support. The problem of global warming touches all people and so in December 1997, the United Nations passed the Kyoto Protocol, which aimed to strengthen the international response to the global warming and climate changes.
However, the usage of “green” cars can reduce the consumption of gasoline which, in its turn, can help to stop energetic crisis. It can be only the first step in this problem solution and further coordinated forces and effective measures will bring success.

Koffler, Daniel. (2005, August 5). Skeptical vs. Gullible Environmentalism. Reason Magazine. Retrieved December 1, 2005, from
Mandil, C. “Energy Conservation in the
Transport Sector.” 8th Arab Energy Conference, Accessed May 14, 2007. URL

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