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How to get Californians to use less water — without forcing them to
Published by The Washington Post
Another approach involves taking a page from the electric utility industry, which for some time has been implementing behavioral programs to get people to use less power — programs that have shown documented success. “The energy utility space tends to move a little bit ahead of the water space,” says Edward Spang, associate director of the Center for Water-Energy Efficiency at the University of California at Davis. “There’s a lot of study on behavior based energy conservation, and people are now studying the water implications of behavior based conservation.”
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