LOW CARBON TRANSPORTATION FUELS: CLIMATE CHANGE & ENERGY SECURITY
A national low carbon fuel standard has been proposed as a way to lower the carbon intensity of the nation’s transportation sector while still providing for economic growth and mobility. An important method for lowering the carbon intensity of transportation is to substitute lower-carbon alternative fuels such as advanced biofuels, electricity, CNG, and H2. This talk will discuss the economic implications of different designs for a national low carbon fuel standard in terms of economic costs and energy security impacts.
Dr. Rubin’s work spans the disciplines of economics, agriculture and public policy. He is active with the National Academy of Science’s Transportation Research Board as Chair of the Committee on Transportation Energy. Dr. Rubin’s academic research investigates low carbon transportation fuels, biofuel pathways, and the potential economic and environmental impacts from trading greenhouse gases and fuel efficiency credits for automobiles and light-duty trucks.