Environmental Policy Analysis
The Center for Transportation Analysis does specialty research and development in Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis.
Transportation systems in the U.S. and around the world face the challenge of providing for increased mobility of people and goods while reducing impacts on the environment and finding sustainable sources of energy. Governmental policies, from investment in research to information, efficiency or emissions standards and fiscal measures, play a critical role in the effort to create a sustainable transportation system. The Transportation Energy and Environmental Policy program conducts research and policy analysis to support the development of efficient, effective and equitable policies to achieve a sustainable transportation system.
- Analysis of impacts and effectiveness of fuel economy standards
- Modeling long-term energy transitions for transportation
- Draft report on reformulated diesel fuel study: Estimating Impacts of Diesel Fuel Reformulation with Vector-based Blending, Draft, ORNL/TM-2000/225.
- Completed preliminary "Comparison of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel and Off-road Phase-in Alternatives."
- Motor Fuel Consumption Analysis and Modeling
- Analysis of environmental impacts of transportation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Transportation Energy Data Book: Edition 29
- Investigation of Class 2b Trucks
- An Analysis of the Impact of Sport Utility Vehicles in the United States
Useful Links, Resources, and Web Based Tools:
- Fuel Economy Website
- Transportation Energy Data Book
- Transportation Research Board Committees
- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
- FreedomCAR & Vehicle Technologies Program