UC Davis Transportation and Climate Blog

UC Davis Transportation and Climate Blog

Welcome to the UC Davis Transportation and Climate Blog, the blog of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, Energy Institute, Energy Efficiency Center, Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy—and affiliated centers and programs.

Here you will find news on the latest research conducted by our affiliated faculty and research members, along with our graduate students. Our aim is to inform government and industry decision-making regarding vehicles, fuels, infrastructure, and mobility on key sustainable transportation and energy issues. Please explore, share, and comment on issues you find insightful or interesting.

Daniel Sperling
Professor and Founding Director

March 31, 2021

We Can, and Should, Account for the Consequences of Expanding Highways

By Jamey Volker, Mike Sintetos
February 25, 2021

No, electric vehicles aren’t driven less than gas cars

By Debapriya Chakraborty, Scott Hardman, Seth Karten, Gil Tal
December 1, 2020

Keeping e-Commerce Environmentally Friendly—What Consumers Can Do

By Miguel Jaller, Anmol Pahwa, Seth Karten

With more states and individuals observing stricter limits on in-person shopping, and with holidays coming, what can we do to limit the environmental and societal impact of online shopping? And even beyond this moment, how do we minimize the harm—or maximize the benefit—of online shopping to society and life on our planet?

October 30, 2020

A National Zero Carbon Transportation Plan for the US

By Dan Sperling, Lew Fulton, and Vicki Arroyo

Is net zero-carbon energy really attainable for the entire US? If so, when? In a major new study of deep decarbonization of the US economy, entitled the Zero Carbon Action Plan, authors developed scenarios for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, analyzed different strategies, and recommended policies and investment actions.

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