In The News

Our experts are frequently spotlighted in national/local news outlets and widely read blogs. The headlines and summaries below link to the original news articles and features.


 

How to Fight Climate Change without Washington

February 21, 2017

“It’s the best possible policy instrument that I know of for addressing the decarbonization of transportation fuels,” said UC Davis engineering Professor Daniel Sperling, one of the architects of the program.

Boston Globe


Why a low-carbon fuel standard is good for transportation and California

February 16, 2017

“The LCFS program has proved effective and efficient and is a model for the rest of the world.” –Sonia Yeh, researcher at ITS-Davis and Fulbright Distinguished Chair Professor in Alternative Energy Technology at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden.

Sacramento Bee: CA Forum


How Will You Get to Work in 2050?

February 3, 2017

“There’s two possible futures and they’re very different,” said Dan Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. “If they’re privately owned, that does suggest there will be a lot more vehicle miles traveled because the cost of travel will be a lot less.”

San Diego Union-Tribune


US Department of Transportation awards $14 million grant to National Center for Sustainable Transportation The California Aggie

January 25, 2017

“Finding win-win solutions that reduce environmental impacts while enhancing the economy and making travel easier, affordable and more convenient will provide a better future for everyone,” said NCST Program Manager Dahlia Garas.

Demi Caceres

The California Aggie


Calif., Pruitt set for collision over vehicle standards

January 19, 2017

ARB member Daniel Sperling has said it’s unclear whether the Trump administration would issue a new Clean Air Act waiver but that automakers are “making massive investments” in electric vehicles. While car manufacturers might want a somewhat lower federal greenhouse gas emissions standard, he’s said, the industry is “strongly committed to electric drive technology, because it’s not just California and the other states. It’s Europe, it’s China, and it’s the marketplace.”

Camille von Kaenel

ClimateWire


Cities Unite to Seek ‘Record Breaking’ Electric Fleet

January 10, 2017

The move from the four large cities likely will have a broader impact because fleet managers for other municipalities will look at it as an example of what they could do, said Gil Tal, a researcher at the University of California, Davis’ Institute of Transportation Studies. “It’s probably going to have a multiplier effect.”

ClimateWire


Toyota Mirai Driver Comes Clean About His Hydrogen-Powered Car

January 7, 2017

“I like my Mirai a lot. It is really just a normal fun electric car, but fueled with H2 instead of electricity. It drives wonderfully smooth, like all EVs, and has all the bells and whistles of a modern car…”– Dan Sperling ,founding director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis.

Michael J. Dunne

Forbes


Sacramento Wooing Self-Driving Car Testing To City Streets

December 27, 2016

“[Autonomous cars] don’t drink, they don’t take drugs, they don’t text. They’re going to be safer, no doubt about it,” said Dan Sperling of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies. But he cautions that people will have to rethink travel all together in order for autonomous vehicles to work. “We want people to be sharing that vehicle.”

Drew Bollea

CBS Sacramento


Saving Money, Energy While Supporting Jobs

December 27, 2016

Providing the future employees to the developing energy efficiency industry is happening right here in Yolo County, where UC Davis has been actively involved on the front lines of energy research: Western Cooling Efficiency Center, National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Solar Decathlon.

Woodland Daily Democrat


“We Need More Customers!” California Revisits Clean Car Rule

December 16, 2016

While automakers might want a somewhat lower federal greenhouse gas emissions standard, said ARB member and UC Davis Professor Dan Sperling, the industry is “strongly committed to electric drive technology, because it’s not just California and the other states. It’s Europe, it’s China, and it’s the marketplace.”

Anne C. Mulkern

ClimateWire


Page 1 of 49 Next