Affiliated Research Centers
Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: Hype Machine, Or The Future Of Transportation?
Published by Energy Fuse
Dr. Daniel Sperling is the founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. As he explained in an email to The Fuse, finding where to fit the Hyperloop within our current transportation infrastructure is still a major unresolved question. “There are lots of great ideas. But superimposing them on the well-established car and road-based system of today and with today’s sprawled land development is very challenging in many ways,” Dr. Sperling explained. “We have an incredibly inefficient, resource-intensive, expensive transportation system. If I were king…or could start with a clean slate, I would create a dramatically cheaper, [more] efficient…system.”
Emissions from Canada's oil-sand crude higher than those from U.S. sources
Published by UC Davis
Gasoline and diesel fuel extracted and refined from Canadian oil sands will release about 20 percent more carbon into the atmosphere over the oil’s lifetime than fuel from conventional crude sources in the Unied States, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory; the University of California, Davis; and Stanford University. “The level of detail provided in this study is unprecedented,” said co-author Sonia Yeh, a research scientist at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, who helped lead research on emissions related to land disturbance.
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
Thinking Ahead: California examines the practice of advance mitigation of transportation projects as an alternative to project-by-project mitigation. A series of UC Davis reports: