Low Carbon Vehicles at Sustainable Futures Lecture

Dr. Tim Lipman is the next presenter in the Sustainable Futures speaker series. Lipman will speak on Thursday, April 8 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the Natural Resources Building room 101 (NR101) on the HSU campus. The title of his talk is "Low Carbon Vehicle Research at UC Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center."

Lipman is an energy and environmental technology, economics, and policy researcher and lecturer with the University of California, Berkeley. He is serving as Co-Director for the campus’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC), based at the Institute of Transportation Studies, and also as Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Pacific Region Clean Energy Application Center (PCEAC).

Lipman’s research focuses on electric-drive vehicles, fuel cell technology, combined heat and power systems, renewable energy, and hydrogen infrastructure. He completed a Ph.D. degree in Environmental Policy Analysis with the Graduate Group in Ecology at UC Davis (1999), an M.S. degree in the technology track of the Graduate Group in Transportation Technology and Policy also at UC Davis (1998), and a B.A. from Stanford University (1990).

Transportation accounts for nearly 30 percent of US energy consumption and a similar percentage of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Efforts to reduce transportation sector energy use and GHG emissions are a critical element of strategies to improve US energy security and to mitigate global climate change. Lipman's presentation will provide insights about current trends in this area, including a focus on recent work at UC Berkeley.