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UC ITS Carbon Neutrality Webinar Series: Policy Scenarios for Achieving Carbon Neutrality in Transportation by 2045 in California

California has taken a leadership role in reducing carbon emissions, setting a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045. Decarbonizing transportation, the largest source of emissions in the state, will be key to achieving this goal. This webinar series highlights findings from a recently released state-commissioned study - Driving California’s Transportation Emissions to Zero - that identifies scenarios and related actions for achieving a carbon-neutral transportation system in California, while also improving equity, health, and the economy.

UC ITS and CalEPA Study: Decarbonizing California Transportation by 2045

by UC Davis News and Media Relations

Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in California. In order to achieve the state’s goals of carbon neutrality by 2045 and avoid the worst impacts of climate change, decarbonizing this sector is essential. But such a transition is unlikely to occur rapidly without key policy intervention. Read more...

Featured Publications

Climate and transportation policy sequencing in California and Quebec
Mark PurdonJulie WitcoverColin MurphySonya ZiajaMark WinfieldGenevieve GiulianoCharles SéguinColleen KaiserJacques PapyLewis Fulton
Discontinuance Among California’s Electric Vehicle Buyers: Why are Some Consumers Abandoning Electric Vehicles?
Hardman, Scott and Gil Tal
Charging Forward: Deploying Electric Vehicle Infrastructure for Uber and Lyft in California
Alan Jenn
Brief: The Sustainability of Alternative Last-Mile Delivery Strategies
Jaller, Miguel and Anmol Pahwa
Hydrogen Infrastructure Requirements for Zero-Emission Freight Applications in California
Li, GuozhenJoan M. OgdenMarshall Miller
Emissions benefits of electric vehicles in Uber and Lyft ride-hailing services
Alan Jenn
E-commerce, Warehousing and Distribution Facilities in California: A Dynamic Landscape and the Impacts on Disadvantaged Communities
Jaller, MiguelXiaodong QianXiuli Zhang
Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-duty Truck Technology, Markets, and Policy Assessments for California
Burke, AndrewMarshall Miller
Factors Affecting Demand for Plug-in Charging Infrastructure: An Analysis of Plug-in Electric Vehicle Commuters
Tal, GilDebapriya ChakrabortyAlan JennJ.H. LeeDavid S. Bunch
Uncertainty, Innovation, and Infrastructure Credits: Outlook for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Through 2030
Bushnell, JamesDaniel MazzoneAaron SmithJulie Witcover
Brief: Exploring the Role of Cities in Electrifying Passenger Transportation
Hardman, ScottDahlia GarasJeff AllenJonn AxsenGeorge BeardElisabeth DütschkeNicolò DainaErik FigenbaumPatrick JochemMichael A. NicholasPatrick PlötzNazir RefaBenjamin SovacoolDaniel SperlingFrances SpreiGil Tal

Technology and Fuel Transition Scenarios to Low Greenhouse Gas Futures for Cars and Trucks in California

Lewis FultonMarshall MillerAndrew BurkeQian WangChris Yang
An Examination of the Impact That Electric Vehicle Incentives Have on Consumer Purchase Decisions Over Time
Jenn, Alan, Jae Hyun Lee, Scott Hardman, Gil Tal 


Alternative-Fuel-Vehicle Policy Interactions Increase U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Jenn, Alan, Inês Azevedo, Jeremy J. Michalek

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