Climate Change

Climate change has fully entered the public consciousness.  Newspapers barrage readers with stories of shrinking glaciers, disappearing species, cataclysmic weather and political gridlock blocking desperately needed change. The reality of climate change and the imperative to do something is now widely accepted.  What to do and how fast to do it remains intensely controversial.

 

The world's leading transportation energy experts gather every two years at the invitation-only Asilomar Conference center in California for three days of intense debate.  For most of the last decade, discussions have focused on strategies to reduce adverse climate impacts from the transportation sector.  Energy Futures has collaborated with the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis campus to publish proceedings from the last four Asilomar conferences.  Electronic copies of Individual chapters and the entire book from the most recent Biennial Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy are available below left.  Links to sites where printed copies of the three previous Asilomar books can be ordered appear below right.

 

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Climate and Transportation Solutions: Findings from the 2009 Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy Policy

Daniel Sperling and James S. Cannon, co-editors

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Chapter 1: Combating Climate Changes from Transportation

Daniel Sperling and James S. Cannon

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Chapter 2: Scenarios for Cutting Carbon Dioxide in Transport 70 Percent Worldwide by 2050

Lew Fulton

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Chapter 3: U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Transportation Sector

John Conti, Nicholas Chase, and John Maples

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Chapter 4: Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Road Transport in Latin America

Lee Schipper, Elizabeth Deakin, and Carolyn McAndrews

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Chapter 5: Role of Low Carbon Fuel Standard in Reducing U.S. Transportation Emissions

Sonia Yeh and Daniel Sperling

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Chapter 6: A Shared Goal: Addressing Climate Change and Energy Security

Dave McCurdy and Kathryn Clay

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Chapter 7: Vehicle Standards in a Climate Policy Framework

John M. DeCicco

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Chapter 8: Accelerating Technology Innovation in Transportation

John E. Johnston, Carmen Difiglio, Trevor Demayo, Robert Marlay, and David Vincent

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Chapter 9: Smart Growth and Climate Change: California’s SB 375 and Sacramento’s Blueprint Experience

Mike McKeever

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Chapter 10: The Case for Diesel Cars To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Johannes-Joerg Rueger

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Chapter 11: Overview of Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy Technology To 2025 and Policy Implications

K.G. Duleep

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Chapter 12: Technologies and Policies for Improving Truck Fuel Efficiency & Reducing CO2

Anthony Greszler

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Chapter 13: Improving the Energy Efficiency and Environmental Performance of Goods Movement

James J. Winebrake and James J. Corbett

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Chapter 14: Potential Reductions of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Light-Duty Vehicles and Electricity Generation

Andrew E. Lutz and Jay O. Keller

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