Research Staff

CV/Biosketch

David GreeneDavid Greene
Ph.D., Geography and Environmental Engineering
(T) 865.946.1310
(F) 865.946.1541
dlgreene@ornl.gov

Specialty Research Areas:

  • Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation of Transportation Energy Markets
  • Data, Statistical Analysis and Information Tools

Current or Recent Work:

  • Analysis of technology and economic potential.
  • Analysis of fuel economy policy.
  • Analysis of the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from transportation.
  • Modeling energy transitions for transportation.
  • Analysis of oil dependence and energy security.

Significant Publications:

Greene, D.L., K.G. Duleep, and Girish Upreti.  (2011).  Status and Outlook for the U.S. Non-Automotive Fuel Cell Industry: Impacts of Government Policies and Assessment of Future Opportunities, ORNL/TM-2011/101, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Greene, D.L and S.E. Plotkin, Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, VA, 2011.

Greene, D.L, P.R. Boudreaux, D.J. Dean, W. Fulkerson, A.L. Gaddis, R.L. Graham, R.L. Graves, J.L. Hopson, P. Hughes, M.V. Lapsa, T.E. Mason, R.F. Standaert, T.J. Wilbanks and A. Zucker, “The Importance of Advancing Technology to America’s Energy Goals,” Energy Policy, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 3886-3890, 2010.

Greene, D.L.  “Assessment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-duty Vehicles”, Report of the Committee on the assessment of Technologies for Improving Light-duty Vehicle Fuel Economy”, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C., 2010.

Greene, D.L.  How Consumers Value Fuel Economy: A Literature Review, EPA-420-R-10-008, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, March 2010.

Greene, D.L.  “Why the Market for New Passenger Cars Generally Undervalue Fuel Economy,” Discussion Paper No. 2010-6, International Transport Forum, OECD, Paris, January 2010

Greene, D.L., 2010. " Why the Market for New Passenger Cars Generally Undervalues Fuel Economy," Discussion Paper No. 2010-6, International Transport Forum, OECD, Paris, January.

Greene, D.L., "Measuring Energy Security: Can the United States Achieve Oil Independence?" Energy Policy, 2010, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 1614-1621.

D. McCollum, G. Gould and D. Greene, Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aviation and Marine Transportation: Mitigation Potential and Policies, forthcoming, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, Virginia, available at http://www.pewclimate.org/technology/report/aviation-and-marine.

Greene, D.L., "Measuring Energy Sustainability," Chapter 20 in Linkages of Sustainability, eds. T.E. Graedel and E. van der Voet, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, November 2009, pp. 354-373. MIT Press. Ernst Strungmann Forum.

Loschel, A., J. Johnston, M.A. Delucchi, T.N. Demayo, D.L. Gautier, D.L. Greene, J. Ogden, S. Rayner and E. Worrell, "Stocks, Flows, and Prospects of Energy," Chapter 22 in Linkages of Sustainability, eds. T.E. Graedel and E. van der Voet, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, November 2009, pp. 389-418. MIT Press. Ernst Strungmann Forum.

Rubin, J., P.N. Leiby and D.L. Greene. (2009). "Tradable Fuel Economy Credits: Competition and Oligopoly", Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol. 58, No. 3, November.

Greene, D.L., "Measuring Energy Sustainability: Making Progress," forthcoming in Measuring Sustainability, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA (in press).

Greene, D.L., "Feebates, Footprints and Highway Safety," Transportation Research Part D, vol. 14, pp. 375-384, 2009.

Greene, D.L., "Technology-Neutral Incentives for Energy Efficient Low Greenhouse Gas Emitting Vehicles," Testimony to the Finance Committee, United States Senate, April 23, 2009.

Greene, D.L., "Vehicles and E85 Stations Needed to Achieve to Achieve Ethanol Goals," Transportation Research Record No. 2058, pp. 172-178, 2008.

Greene, D.L., "What Will Replace Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels?" in M.J. Benton, ed., The Seventy Great Mysteries of the Natural World, Thames and Hudson, Inc., New York, 2008.

Greene, D.L. and J. German and M. A. Delucchi, "Fuel Economy: The Case for Market Failure," in Reducing Climate Impacts of the Transportation Sector, D. Sperling and J.S. Cannon, eds., Springer Science+Business Media, springer.com, 2008.

Greene, D.L., Duleep, K.G. October 2008. Bootstrapping a Sustainable North American PEM Fuel Cell Industry: Could a Federal Acquisition Program Make a Difference?, ORNL/TM-2008/183, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Greene, D.L. Near Term Options to Increase Fuel Economy and Decrease Petroleum Demand. Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 366, July 23, 2008.

Greene, D.L. Facing the Challenges of Oil Dependence and Climate Change: What Will It Take?. Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2362B, February 14, 2008.

Greene, D.L., P.N. Leiby, B. James, J. Perez, M. Melendez, A. Milbrandt, S. Unnasch, M Hooks; edited by S. McQueen, directed by S. Gronich. 2008. Analysis of the Transition to Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles & the Potential Hydrogen Energy Infrastructure Requirements, ORNL/TM-2008/30, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Greene, D.L., "Future Prices and Availability of Transport Fuels," International Transport Forum, Research Round Table on Oil Dependence: Is Transport Running Out of Affordable Fuel? November 14-15, 2007, OECD, Paris.

Greene, D.L. Is Cap-and-Trade a Sufficient Carbon Policy for Transportation. Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Legislative Hearing on America's Climate Security Act of 2007. Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 406, November 13, 2007.

Greene , D.L., P.N. Leiby, P.D. Patterson, S.E. Plotkin and M. Singh, "Oil Independence: Achievable National Goal or Empty Slogan?" Transportation Research Record, No. 2017, pp. 47-53, Washington, DC, 2007.

Greene, D.L., Leiby, P.L., Bowman, D. (2007). "Integrated Analysis of Market Transformation Scenarios with HyTrans" ORNL/TM-2007/094, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, June.

Greene, D.L., J.L. Hopson, R. Goeltz and J. Li, (2007). "Analysis of In-Use Fuel Economy Shortfall Based on Voluntarily Reported Mile-per-Gallon Estimates," Transportation Research Record, No. 1983, pp. 99-105.

Leiby, P.N., D.L. Greene, D. Bowman and E. Tworek. (2007). "Systems Analysis of Hydrogen Transition with HyTrans," Transportation Research Record, No. 1983, pp. 129-139.

Dumas, A., D.L. Greene and A. Bourbeau. (2007). "North American Feebate Analysis Model," in Driving Climate Change, D. Sperling and J.S. Cannon, eds., Academic Press, San Francisco, CA.

D. Gordon, D.L. Greene, M.H. Ross and T.P. Wenzel. (2007). "Sipping Fuel and Saving Lives: Increasing Fuel Economy without Sacrificing Safety," International Council on Clean Transportation, Washington, DC, June.

Greene, D.L. and P.N. Leiby. (2007). "Oil Independence: Realistic Goal or Empty Slogan," published as "Expert Commentary" on The Lugar Energy Initiative website, http://lugar.senate.gov/energy/links/commentary/08_greene_summary.html.

Greene, D.L., P.N. Leiby and D. Bowman. 2007. Integrated Analysis of Market Transformation Scenarios with HyTrans, ORNL/TM-2007/094, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, June.

Greene, David L. (editor). 2007. Modeling the Oil Transition: A Summary of the Proceedings of the DOE/EPA Workshop on the Economic and Environmental Implications of Global Energy Transitions, ORNL/TM-2007/014, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, February.

Greene, D.L. (2007). "Policies to Increase Passenger Car and Light Truck Fuel Economy," Testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, January 30, Washington, DC.

Greene, D.L., J.L. Hopson and J. Li. (2006). "Have We Run Out of Oil Yet? Oil Peaking Analysis from an Optimist's Perspective," Energy Policy, Volume 34, pp. 515-531.

Greene, D.L. and P.N. Leiby. (2006). The Oil Security Metrics Model: A Tool for Evaluating the Prospective Oil Security Benefits of DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy R&D Programs, ORNL/TM-2006/505, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, May.

Greene, D. L. 2006. "Observations on the H-Prize Act of 2006 (H.R. 5143)," Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, April 27, 2006, Washington, DC.

Ahmad. S. and D.L. Greene. (2005). "The Effect of Fuel Economy on Automobile Safety: A Reexamination," Transportation Research Record No. 1941, pp. 1-7, Washington, DC, January.

Greene, D. L. 2005. "Improving the Nation's Energy Security: Can Cars and Trucks be Made More Fuel Efficient?" Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, February 9, 2005, Serial No. 109-3, U.S.G.P.O, Washington, DC.

Sheffield, J., S. Obenschain, D. Conover, R. Bajura, D. Greene, M. Brown, E. Boes, K. McCarthy, D. Christian, S. Dean, G. Kulcinski and P.L. Denholm. (2005) "Energy Options for the Future," Journal of Fusion Energy, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 63-109.

Greene, D.L., J.L.Hopson and J. Li. (2005). "Running Out of and Into Oil: Analyzing Global Depletion and Transition Through 2050", Transportation Research Record 1880, pp. 1-9, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.

Greene, D.L. and S. Ahmad. (2005). Costs of U.S. Oil Dependence: 2005 Update, ORNL/TM-2005/45, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, March.

Greene, D.L., P.D. Patterson, M. Sing and J. Li. (2004). "Feebates, Rebates and Gas-Guzzler Taxes: A Study of Incentives for Increased Fuel Economy," Energy Policy, vol. 33, no. 6, pp. 721-827.

Greene, D.L. (2004). "Climate Change Policy for Transportation While Waiting for H2", in The 10-50 Solution: Technologies and Policies for a Low-Carbon Future, Pew Center on Global Climate Change, National Commission on Energy Policy, Washington, DC, March.

Greene, D.L., K.G. Duleep and W. McManus. (2004). Future Potential of Hybrid and Diesel Powertrains in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Market, ORNL/TM-2004/181, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, August.

Greene, D.L., K.G. Duleep and W. McManus. (2004). Future Potential of Hybrid and Diesel Powertrains in the U.S. Light-Duty Vehicle Market, ORNL/TM-2004/181, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, August 2004.

Greene, D.L. (2004). "Transportation and Energy," in The Geography of Urban Transportation, S. Hanson and G. Giuliano, eds., The Guilford Press, New York, 2004.

Greene, D.L. (2004). "Transportation and Energy Overview," in Encyclopedia of Energy, Cutler J. Cleveland, ed., Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Greene, D.L. and J.L. Hopson. (2003). Running Out of and Into Oil: Analyzing Global Depletion and Transition Through 2050, ORNL/TM-2003/259, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, October.

Greene, D.L., R.C. Gibson and K.G. Duleep. (2003). Energy Star Concepts for Highway Vehicles, ORNL/TM-2003/37, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, June.

Greene, D.L. and A. Schafer. (2003). "Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation," Pew Center on Global Climate Change, Arlington, Virginia, May.

Greene, D.L., S. Plotkin and K.G. Duleep. (2002). Examining the Potential for Voluntary Fuel Economy Standards in the United States and Canada, ANL/ESD/02-5, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, October 2002.

Greene, D.L. and J. Hopson. (2003). "An Analysis of Alternative Forms of Automotive Fuel Economy Standards for the United States," Transportation Research Record No. 1842, ppl 20-28, Transportation Research Board, Washington, DC.

Greene, D.L. (2002). "Effectiveness and Impact of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards," Report of the Committee, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

Greene, D.L. (2001). "Sustainable Transportation," International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences, N.J. Smelser and P.B. Baltes, eds., Pergamon, Oxford, pp. 15,335 - 15,339.

Greene, D.L. (2001). TAFV Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Choice Model Documentation, ORNL/TM-2001/134, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, July.

Greene, D.L. and S.E. Plotkin. (2001). "Energy Futures for the U.S. Transportation Sector," Energy Policy, vol. 29, no. 14, pp. 1255-1270.

Greene, D.L. and N. Tishchishyna. (2001). "The Costs of Oil Dependence: A 2001 Update," Transportation Quarterly, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 11-32.

Greene, D.L. and J.M. DeCicco. (2000). "Engineering-Economic Analyses of Automotive Fuel Economy Potential in the United States," Annual Review of Energy and the Environment, vol. 25, pp. 477-536.

Greene, D.L. and J.M. DeCicco. (2000). "Energy and Transportation Beyond 2000," Millennium Paper Series, Transportation Research Board, National Research Council, Washington, DC, January.

Greene, D.L. (1999). "Estimating the Fuel Economy Rebound Effect for Household Vehicles in the U.S.," The Energy Journal, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 1-31.

Greene, D.L. (1999). An Assessment of Energy and Environmental Issues Related to the Use of Gas-to-Liquid Fuels in Transportation, ORNL/TM-1999/258, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, November.

Greene, D.L. (1998). "Why CAFE Worked," Energy Policy, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 595-614.

Greene, D.L., Donald W. Jones and Paul N. Leiby. (1998). "The Outlook for U.S. Oil Dependence," Energy Policy, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 55-69.

Greene, D.L. and Michael Wegener. (1997). "Sustainable Transport," in Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 177-190.

Greene, D.L. (1992). "Vehicle Use and Fuel Economy: How Big is the Rebound Effect?" The Energy Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 117-143, April.

Greene, D.L. (1991). "A Note on OPEC Market Power and Oil Prices," Energy Economics, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 123-129, April.

Greene, D.L. (1990). "CAFE OR PRICE? An Analysis of the Effects of Federal Fuel Economy Regulations and Gasoline Price on New Car MPG, 1978-89," The Energy Journal, vol. 11, no. 3, September.

Highlights

JUST RELEASED! 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report
The 2013 Vehicle Technologies Market Report was released March 31, 2014 via the web. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets. This report is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Edition 33 of the Transportation Energy Data Book Released
The Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) is a compendium of data on transportation with an emphasis on energy. Designed for use as a desktop reference, the TEDB was first published in 1976 and has continued to Edition 33. The TEDB is produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Numerous CTA Staff make presentations at the DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, May 13-17, 2013.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program held May 13–17, 2013. The staff members attending were David Greene, P.T. Jones, Andreas Malikopoulos, Zhenhong Lin and Stacy Davis

ITS Asset Viewer Unveiled at ITS-America Meeting in Nashville, TN
At the Annual Intelligent Transportation Association of America (ITS-A) meeting held in Nashville on April 22 -24, the U.S. DOT unveiled the new ITS Asset Viewer that uses visual mapping technology to identify locations of specific ITS deployments by type. Mike Schultz and Steve Gordon worked with their U.S. DOT Joint Program Office sponsor, James Pol, to provide demonstrations during the meeting.