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Since California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard went into effect in 2011, low carbon transportation fuels have displaced roughly 2.14 billion gallons of gasoline and 77 million gasoline gallon equivalents of diesel, according to a new report by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. This prevented the emission of about 2.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equal to removing half a million vehicles from the road.
In a month that marked the annual Earth Day celebration, UC Davis received recognition for its environmental sustainability efforts from The Princeton Review and the League of American Bicyclists, reaffirming the school’s reputation as a green leader.
The League of American Bicyclists announced UC Davis as the first university or college to receive the league’s platinum Bicycle Friendly Business award for helping to lead America "toward a greener future."
The argument that those who have fuel-efficient cars drive them more and hence use more energy is overplayed and inaccurate, a UC Davis economist and his co-authors say in a comment article published Wednesday in the journal Nature.
8.14.12 — UC Davis is nation’s ‘Coolest School’
Sierra magazine has named the UC Davis the nation’s “Coolest School” for its efforts to address climate change and operate sustainably.
They came. They saw. They studied — sustainability. The California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, held at UC Davis for the first time in the event’s 11-year history, drew record registration: nearly 1,000 people from 88 institutions, mostly in California — but also including institutions in three other states and four other countries.
UC Davis West Village overcame funding constraints, delays, regulatory changes, a housing market collapse and other challenges to become the nation’s largest planned zero-net energy community, according to a new report on sustainable, low-carbon developments.
Environmental activist and best-selling author Bill McKibben spoke highly of UC Davis and the Davis community in an April 13 talk: “This place has done more than almost anywhere else in the country to rise to the challenges we face.”
The first genome-scale model for predicting the functions of genes and gene networks in a grass species has been developed by an international team of researchers that includes a UC Davis rice geneticist.
They are like Swiss Army knives. Only bigger. And blue. And for bikes. They are Dero Fixit stations — with tools and air pumps. Transportation and Parking Services (which includes the Bicycle Program) recently put in six of the stations around the Davis campus. They are free for anyone to use.
UC Davis will receive $3.1 million of a $40 million biofuels grant announced today (Sept. 28) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Led by researchers at the University of Washington, the five-year project is intended to expand what has been a Midwest-centric biofuels industry into Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana and Northern California.
9.13.11 — RANKINGS ROUNDUP: UC Davis among top 10 public universities, rates high in sustainability, public service
For the second consecutive year, UC Davis earned a ninth-place ranking among the top public national universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges” issue. UC Davis’ distinction for 2012, released today (Sept. 13), follows the campus’s top 10 honors for its commitment to sustainability (Sierra magazine).
UC Davis is greener and cooler this year, moving into the Top 10 of Sierra magazine’s annual ranking of the “greenest” colleges in the United States. UC Davis earned the eighth spot, up from 16 a year ago, on the magazine's “America’s Coolest Schools” list.
UC Davis two-wheeled its way to a gold award in the League of American Bicyclists’ first-ever listing of bicycle-friendly universities.
UC Davis today agreed to help the U.S. Navy find new ways to use less energy and to derive more of the energy it does use from renewable sources such as the sun and wind, instead of oil and coal.
2.14.11 — AAAS conference: Greenhouse gases, agricultural nitrogen, making energy from manure & more
UC Davis researchers will present these findings at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The Plan Green conference at UC Davis will also include awards presented by the U.S. EPA for Fleet Services and Aggie Stadium.
UC Davis engineering professor Andy Frank has been called ‘The Father of the Plug-in Hybrid,’ and yesterday he picked up one of the first to be sold.
Delegates who arrived early for the Governors' Global Climate Summit 3 got a taste of UC Davis' research prowess and forward thinking.
Global oil will run out 90 years before replacement technologies are ready, says a new UC Davis study based on stock market expectations.
The report cards are in and it is official: UC Davis is a green school. But just how green?
The Governors’ Global Climate Summit 3: Building the Green Economy will be Nov. 15 and 16 at UC Davis.
Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, is one of ten national environmental innovators to receive a prestigious Heinz Award in 2010.
In its 2010 Cool Schools survey, Sierra magazine ranked UC Davis 16th in the nation among America's "greenest" schools.
UC Davis is taking a leadership role in spurring the innovations, ideas and dialogue that are needed to help create a clean energy future for Northern California — and beyond.
UC Davis’ goClub is giving away two new bicycles this month to encourage staff, faculty and students to two-wheel their way to and from campus
2.19.10 — More, better biodiesel
Yields of biodiesel from oilseed crops such as safflower could be increased by up to 24 percent using a new process developed by chemists at UC Davis.
A new University of California, Davis, study by a top ecological forecaster says it is harder than experts thought to predict when sudden shifts in Earth’s natural systems will occur.
The California Lighting Technology Center at UC Davis hosts an open house to show off the energy-saving lighting systems ready now and coming soon for homes, offices, businesses, and even parking lots.
TAPS’ alternative transportation program (goClub) is expanding to offer rewards to people who walk and bike.
Energy Efficiency Center study analyzes how carpooling could be organized to be more flexible.
6.12.09 — Pedal power
Groundskeeper Mike Griffith was awarded a grant from campus sustainability committee to help buy what Griffith calls a “human-powered utility vehicle.”
UC Davis research engineer Marshall Miller talks about merits and problems of lithium ion batteries for electric and hybrid vehicles. .
An alternative route for alternative transportation between Davis and Woodland is getting a new look. UC Davis students are harvesting fruit trees at Davis-area homes for the Yolo County Food Bank.
UC Davis transportation expert has a vision for our transportation future.
2.9.09 — Big wheel
UC Davis expert Daniel Sperling's predictions for the future of transportation.
1.23.09 — Bikes, vans: How do you get around?
Information about the Bikeway and Transit Network Study on campus and brown bag meetings for commuters, hosted by TAPS
12.18.08 — Test-driving hybrid vehicles
Davis is monitoring100 families in Northern California who are test-driving 10 Toyota Priuses that are plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
12.11.08 — Gifts of Prose
“California's New Green Revolution: Pioneers in Sustainable Agriculture” and “The Bike to Work Guide: What You Need to Know to Save Gas, Go Green, Get Fit”
10.17.08 — UC Davis studies tail pipe emissions
As millions of new alternative fuel cars hit the road, scientists from UC Davis and the University of Wisconsin, Madison are beginning a study exactly how they will affect air pollution.
6.26.08 — Designing the new fuel standards
UC Davis is leading the way in helping California trim the carbon "fat" out of the fuels that go into cars and trucks.
6.20.08 — 100 mpg vehicles just around corner
UC Davis co-organized and co-sponsored the first international conference on plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in San Jose.
A new Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability office will coordinate universitywide efforts on sustainability, seed money will support new projects, and a new committee will advise the chancellor on sustainability.
6.13.08 — Green things at UC Davis
List of "green things" includes buildings, neighborhood, zero waste, lighting, transportation, purchasing and food.
6.13.08 — Future Car Talk
National Public Radio’s Car Talk visited the UC Davis shop of Professor Andrew Frank to talk about cars of the future.
11.19.07 — Energy for the future
UC Davis is engineering a sustainable future: Let us count the ways
11.9.07 — Scientists to study new plug-in hybrids
Electric cars will be loaned to Northern California families and UC Davis researchers will analyze their responses.
UC Davis will loan families electric cars and analyze their experiences.
UC Davis experts release "Low Carbon Fuel Standard," designed to stimulate improvements in transportation-fuel technologies.
Daniel Sperling, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies named to the California Air Resources Board.
1.26.07 — UC issues green report
The UC releases its progress in implementing its green building, clean energy and sustainable transportation policy.
9.1.06 — Campus ‘greening’ under way
UC Davis' push for sustainability enters its second year and is already successful with commute alternatives, waste reduction and green building.
"Trinity," a highly fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid vehicle, was unveiled today by engineering students.
1.27.06 — Campus envisions a ‘green future’
UC Davis is launching its first-ever campuswide commitment to sustainability with six new initiatives.
10.21.05 — Key themes reflected in new faculty hiring
A competition to identify the campus's highest priorities will add new faculty positions to programs that include those that focus on sustainability.
A PBS television program's website shows the director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studie debating Joseph Romm, executive director and founder of the Center for Energy & Climate Solutions.
UC Davis has selected its development partner for the first phase of the new West Village neighborhood. The team is committed to realizing a sustainable community.
Govenor launched the nation's first Hydrogen Highway Network in an event at UC Davis