Schatz Energy Research Center


A closeup of an EV charger

The movement of people and products in the United States accounts for roughly a quarter of total energy consumption, a third of carbon dioxide emissions, and more than half of certain criteria air pollutants.* To address this critical sector, we work with local and regional stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of low carbon transportation technologies. Much of our work focuses on the light duty and public transit sectors in California, a global leader in the aggressive adoption of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).

Two kids stand beside a fuel cell vehicle at the Schatz Center.

Our work engages local, state, and national government entities, academic institutions, and national labs to tackle key barriers across a broad range of stakeholder groups.

Current and recent projects

* These estimates are based on data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration and California Air Resources Board: EIA June 2018 Monthly Energy Review (energy consumption), EIA Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (C02 emissions) and CARB 2016 SIP Emission Projection Data – 2012 Estimated Annual Average Emissions (criteria pollutants).

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