Identifying Research Priorities for the Midterm Review of
US Light Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rate Standards
December 17, 2013
About the Event
Transportation scholars at Resources for the Future organized a one-day workshop to identify research priorities in support of the upcoming midterm evaluation of the US fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions rate standards for new light duty vehicles. These standards are the centerpiece of US efforts to reduce oil use and greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.
In 2012, the two lead agencies, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), finalized standards that require fuel economy to increase from about 35 mpg in the 2016 model year to about 55 mpg in the 2025 model year. But the agencies have committed to conduct a midterm evaluation that is to be completed in 2017 with a final decision by the agencies by April 1, 2018.
The purpose of the workshop was to identify data needs and specific socioeconomic research projects that can inform the public debate over the standards and the agencies’ review of them. The workshop included a wide range of transportation experts, including individuals from academia, nonprofits, and industry, as well as from the key agencies and other government staff with responsibilities affecting the review.
Read about the workshop discussions and conclusions in Preparing for the Midterm Review of the Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rate Standards for Light-Duty Vehicles: A Summary of Priority Research Questions.
|8:30 – 9:00 a.m.||Continental Breakfast|
|9:00 – 9:10 a.m.||Welcome and Introduction|
Alan Krupnick, Resources for the Future
|9:10 – 9:20 a.m.||Overview for the Economic Issues from EPA and NHTSA |
Gloria Helfand, US Environmental Protection Agency (Download Presentation)
Don Pickrell, US Department of Transportation (Download Presentation)
|9:20 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.||Consumer Responses to Fuel Economy/GHG Standards|
James Sallee (University of Chicago) (Download Presentation)
Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University) (Download Presentation)
Christopher Knittel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) (Download Presentation)
|10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||Coffee Break|
|11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.||Manufacturer Responses to Fuel Economy/GHG Standards|
Kate Whitefoot (National Academy of Engineering) (Download Presentation)
John German (International Council of Clean Transportation) (Download Presentation)
David Greene (University of Tennessee) (Download Presentation)
Comments: Gopal Duleep (H-D Systems, Inc.)
|12:30 - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch|
|1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.||Integrated Cost–Benefit Analysis|
Mark Jacobsen (University of California, San Diego) (Download Presentation)
Hunt Allcott (New York University) (Download Presentation)
Joshua Linn (Resources for the Future) (Download Presentation)
|3:30 - 4:15 p.m.||Research Summary, Priorities, and Data Needs|
Joshua Linn and Virginia McConnell (Resources for the Future)
|4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||Reception|