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Despite global risk, oil prices could head lower, expert says
Published by Houston Chronicle
Despite a complex and increasingly risky political situation in the Middle East, crude oil prices could take another dive. At a keynote speech at the convention of the Gas Processors Association, Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of Energy and Sustainability at the University of California-Davis, said there’s no fundamental reason for oil prices to even hover around the $50 per barrel mark, half of what they were last summer. “I don’t think the market is out of the woods yet,” Jaffe said. Beyond the immediate price picture for oil, Jaffe said the oil and gas industry faces other headwinds, including environmental activism and the divestiture movement to get institutional investors such as universities to sell off energy investments.
Davis plans for next steps with electric vehicles
Published by Davis Enterprise
Today there are approximately 400 electric vehicles in Davis, but the city has an ambitious goal of 2,500 in the community by 2020. Davis has received a grant from the California Energy Commission to create its own infrastructure plan for electric vehicles. The city of Davis, Cool Davis, Valley Climate Action Center and the UC Davis Institute for Transportation Studies are working together to plan the next 10 years of EV charging in the community. The goal of this project is to create an Alternative Fuels Readiness Plan of the most effective way to increase the charging infrastructure in the Davis area for the expected increase in plug-in electric vehicles.
Status Review of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard: April 2015 Issue
This periodic review by ITS-Davis provides updates on LCFS compliance and markets, and addresses selected special topics.
Setting the Stage for Statewide Advance Mitigation in California
The Business Case for Advance Mitigation in California
Social Networks as a Source of Private-Vehicle Transportation
Modeling Potential for and Cost of Bio-refineries Combined with Carbon Capture and Storage to Meet Negative Carbon Scenarios Needed for Climate Stabilization