This document is Chapter 12 of the Federal Communication Commission's National Broadband Plan. This chapter is divided into four sections. The first two focus on how broadband and advanced communications can make the greatest impact on energy and the environment: as the foundation of a smarter electric grid and as a platform for
innovation in smart homes and buildings, especially if utilities unlock energy data. The third section highlights how industry and the federal government can improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of ICT usage. The fourth explores how broadband and advanced communications can make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient.