October 22, 2020 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Time (ET)
Reducing Emissions in Transportation: Technology and Policy Options
In many regions, transportation has become the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions as other sectors, such as electricity generation, have succeeded in curbing their carbon footprint. Decarbonizing transportation is therefore an increasingly urgent cornerstone of any effective strategy to mitigate climate change. Efforts to reduce emissions from conventional vehicles through fuel efficiency mandates and tailpipe emission standards have proven costly and susceptible to manipulation, however. Going forward, electrification is widely seen as a key lever of decarbonization in the transportation sector, but with far-reaching implications for vehicle cost and infrastructure planning, and with repercussions for the broader electricity system. This webinar will feature two experts on transportation policy and economics, who will draw on recent research work to discuss challenges and opportunities on the path towards a low-carbon transportation sector.