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A Google Maps Lab feature that shows the GHGs emissions of your travel options


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Summary

Is flying to Chicago more carbon intensive than driving there?  How many GHGs do I save if I take the train?

Google Maps could imbed a Labs feature that shows people the carbon emissions of their travel options, when they are searching for directions.


Category of the action

Building efficiency: Physical Action


What actions do you propose?


Who will take these actions?

Google developers.


Where will these actions be taken?

It could be applied to every Google Maps directions search.


How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?


What are other key benefits?

Educational factors.


What are the proposal’s costs?

Very minimal.


Time line

Uncertain.


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