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Research at the Institute of Transportation Studies, Davis has revealed that compliance costs to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) may either increase the use of alternative fuels or increase fuel prices, with the latter causing several issues.
Sonia Yeh, from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, explains that "expanding millions of hectares of Brazilian land to produce palm oil for food or for renewable, clean-burning biodiesel could result in extremely high emissions of carbon dioxide unless strict controls are put in place."
"If we were to think forward to the 60th anniversary of OPEC—if it still exists—the U.S. by that time will almost certainly be self-sufficient or close to it," Amy Myers Jaffe wrtes.
Fuel economy improvements could save US$2tr through to 2050 and can help fund a long-term transition to plug-in vehicles (PEVs), according to Dr Lewis Fulton, PhD, Co-Director, NextSTEPS Programme, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis. (Subscription required.)
Dr. Lew Fulton, Co-Director, NextSTEPS Program at the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis has published a paper stating that improvements in conventional combustion engine cars can save an estimated $2 trillion in fuel costs through 2025.
Amy Myers Jaffe spoke about how best to navigate a path to a low-carbon, sustainable energy future at the Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Conference 2013.
Daniel Sperling, founder and director of UCD’s Institute of Transportation Studies, states that "a suite of transportation technology, government policy and urban planning solutions are needed to avert disastrous changes in climate."
“The goal of the National Center is to transform the transportation system to improve environmental sustainability nationwide," said Dan Sperling, Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis.
“I hope [EV activists] have come to appreciate that [the electric battery and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle debate] is not a winner-take-all competition, and that we require a portfolio of solutions,” says Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis and a member of the state’s Air Resources Board.
ITS-Davis alumna and researcher Yan Xing states that "changing attitudes and supportive social environments can also make a big difference" in regard to bicycling awareness in the U.S.