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Guest Seminar: Driving towards sustainability by transforming cars, fuel and mobility

By Professor Dan Sperling,
Professor of Environmental Science and Policy,
University of California,
Davis USA.

Tuesday, 18 August.

Professor Sperling is a Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and a Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at University of California, Davis. He is the Founding Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies and Acting Director of the Energy Efficiency Center. Professor Sperling is recognised as a leading international expert on transportation technology assessment, energy and environment aspects of transportation, and transportation and climate policy. Governor Schwarzenegger recently appointed Professor Sperling to the “automotive” seat on the California Air Resource Board.

In the past 25 years, he has authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers and 11 books. His most recent book, titled “Two Billion Cars”, examines the implications for the planet of projections that world wide the number of motor vehicles will approach two billion by 2030. Professor Sperling is chair of the (Davos) World Economic Forum council on “Future of Mobility” and a recent member of 12 US National Academies committees on Transportation and Climate Policy, Energy Efficiency, Gasoline Taxes, Hydrogen, Transport in China, Biomass Fuels R&D, and others. He was founding chair of standing committees for the Transportation Research Board on Alternative Transportation Fuels, and Sustainability and Transportation.

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