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.

Will Knowing a Flight’s Carbon Emissions Change Your Travel Plans?

November 18, 2021

Research from UC Davis indicates that consumers are willing to pay more to pollute less during flights and that including such emissions information may help green the aviation industry.

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Paving the Way to Zero Emissions From Cement

October 28, 2021

Sabbie Miller and John Harvey, both of the UC Davis Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and colleagues at ETH Zurich and Imperial College London break down the greenhouse emissions challenges facing the cement industry and present a strategy to get to zero emissions.

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NCST Induced Travel Calculator Spurs Nationwide Tool

October 28, 2021

Developed by NCST Director Dr. Susan Handy and postdoctoral researcher Dr. Jamey Volker and grounded in academic literature, the NCST Induced Travel Calculator can be used in California’s urbanized counties.


A new tool suggests we’re underestimating the environmental cost of new roads

October 28, 2021

It’s difficult to reduce our carbon emissions when we keep building more highways…that’s what inspired a network of environmental groups to build a calculator that shows how much air pollution is caused by new roads….the calculator is based on research out of the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis.


How the COVID-19 pandemic affected mobility in Toronto and Vancouver

October 18, 2021

The Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) of University of California Davis conducted an online travel survey in order to better understand the societal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the mobility-related impacts.

Smart Prosperity Institute

What Transportation Studies Look Like at UC Davis

October 1, 2021

UC Davis analysis offers a sneak peek at how your future employees will tackle congestion.

StreetLight Data

Biden wants union jobs and clean air. Delivering both might be tough

September 22, 2021

Gil Tal, director of the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center at University of California, Davis, said income limits aren’t likely to affect sales one way or another because research shows that wealthy Americans will buy expensive cars without incentives.


Electric robotaxis might not provide the greener travel everybody expects

September 22, 2021

A report from the University of California, Davis Institute of Transportation Studies issued this year found “pooled ride-hailing may become even more unappealing in an automated future.”

Automotive News

The plug-in hybrid: Goldilocks bridge or postponement tool?

September 10, 2021

“It’s the least understood technology around,” says Gil Tal, director of the Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center at the University of California, Davis.

Yale Climate Connections

What Can You Actually Do About Climate Change?

September 9, 2021

Susan Handy, a professor of environmental science and policy at the University of California, Davis, recommends making car trips more thoughtful and planned.

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