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PRIVATE CONSULTING

GRANTS FUNDED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

A. As principal investigator

UC Davis or Berkeley

2020

“The DEEP GREEN Modeling System: Detailed Environmental and Economic Projections for Global Renewable Energy and Emissions sceNarios,” proposal to the National Science Foundation, for ~$450,000, July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024. Planned submission. (Through UC Davis.)

“Developing a Comprehensive Framework for Estimating the Social Costs of Emissions of Criteria Pollutants and Air Toxics in California, and Identifying Other Direct and Indirect Benefits of California’s Climate and Air Quality Programs,” proposal to the California Air Resources Board, funded for $456,245, January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2023. (Through UC Davis.)

Berkeley

2019

“Total Cost of Ownership of Motor Vehicles,” proposal to the Vehicle Technologies Office, U. S. Department of Energy. Funded for $110,500, February 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020.

2018

“The DEEP GREEN Modeling System: Detailed Environmental and Economic Projections for Global Renewable Energy and Emissions sceNarios,” proposal to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, for $898,263, January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020.This proposal received the highest possible rating from the EPA scientific peer review, and was the best-rated proposal out of all 35 received by EPA. Unfortunately, the Trump Administration completely eliminated the budget for this RFP before awards could be issued.

2017

“Development of the Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy Use Model,” proposal to the Vehicle Technologies Office, U. S. Department of Energy. Funded for $106,000, October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

2016

“Applied Analysis of Vehicle Technology Benefits,” proposal to the Vehicle Technologies Office, U. S. Department of Energy. Funded for $115,000, October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017.

2015

“Applied Analysis of Vehicle Technology Benefits,” proposal to the Vehicle Technologies Office, U. S. Department of Energy. Funded for $140,000, October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

“Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-Use Model for Zero Emissions Transportation Systems,” proposal to the Research, Development, and Technology Office, U. S. Department of Transportation. Funded for $206,000, September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2017.

“Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-Use Model,” proposal to the Vehicle Technologies Office, U. S. Department of Energy. Funded for $100,000, March 4, 2015 to March 31, 2017.

UC Davis

2014

“Final Development of the Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-Use Model (AVCEM), Year 5” proposal to ITS Multi-campus Research Program and Initiative (MRPI) on Sustainable Transportation. Funded for $21,000, January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

2013

“Final Development of the Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-Use Model (AVCEM), Year 4” proposal to ITS Multi-campus Research Program and Initiative (MRPI) on Sustainable Transportation. Funded for $21,000, January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013.

2012

“Final Development of the Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-Use Model (AVCEM), Year 3” proposal to ITS Multi-campus Research Program and Initiative (MRPI) on Sustainable Transportation. Funded for $20,000, January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

“Modeling the Climate Impact of Biofuels,” proposal to UC Davis-Chevron Biofuels Cooperative Research Program, year 4 extension funding. Funded for $144,000, January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

2011

“Energy, Environmental, and Cost Analysis of Sustainable Transportation Pathways,” Track lead for the ITS-Davis NextSTEPS Program. Funded for $212,463, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2014.

“Final Development of the Advanced Vehicle Cost and Energy-Use Model (AVCEM),” proposal to ITS Multi-campus Research Program and Initiative (MRPI) on Sustainable Transportation. Funded for $35,000, January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2012.

2009

“Modeling the Climate Impact of Biofuels,” proposal to UC Davis-Chevron Biofuels Cooperative Research Program. Funded for $540,293, January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2011.

2008

“Modeling the Nitrogen Cycle and its Impacts in the Lifecycle Emissions Model,” proposal to The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Funded for $115,128, September 2008 to October 2009.

2007

“Lifecycle Analysis of Biofuels, Part 3.” Gift from Chevron of $80,000, November 2007.

“Using Simulations to Investigate Travel, Lifestyle, and Economic Issues in New Towns Designed with a Dual Transportation Infrastructure,” proposal to the University of California, Davis, Sustainable Transportation Center. Funded for $54,818, October 2007 to September 2009.

“Review of White Paper on Land-Use Change Issues in Life-Cycle Analysis of Biofuels.” Gift from the Clean Air Task Force, $9,870, March 2007.

“Analysis Of Lifecycle Environmental Impacts And Lifetime Social Cost of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles,” proposal to the University of California, Davis, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Research Center. Funded for $95,504, January 2007.

“Lifecycle Analysis of the California Air Resources Board’s Climate Change Reduction Strategies,” proposal to the California Air Resources Board. Funded for $199,560, June 2007 to September 2009.

2006

“Implications of Next Generation GHG Policies on Material Flows – A Life Cycle Approach Integrating Engineering, Public Policy, and Market Behavior,” proposal to National Science Foundation, sub awarded through Rochester Institute of Technology and UC Berkeley. Funded for $29,302, September 2006-August 2008.

“Lifecycle Analysis of Biofuels, Part 2.” Gift from Chevron of $60,000, November 2006 to July 2007.

“Analysis of Biomass Supply and Conversion, and Lifecycle Analysis of Greenhouse-Gas Emissions from Biofuels” proposal to Nissan Motor Company. Funded for $86,550, November 2006 to April 2007.

2005

“Lifecycle Analysis of Biofuels, Part 1.” Gift from Chevron of $40,000, November 2005 to May 2006.

“Costs and Environmental Impacts of Biofuels for Vehicles,” proposal to Nissan Motor Company. Funded for $86,256, November 2005 to March 2006.

2004

“Lifecycle Analysis of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from the Use of Alternative Transportation Fuels in Japan, China, the U. S., and Europe,” proposal to Nissan Motor Company. Funded for $73,700, October 2004 to April 2005.

2002

“Cost and Performance of Hybrid-Electric and Fuel-Cell Vehicles,” proposal to the University of California Energy Institute. Funded for $24,000, July 2002 to June 2003.

1995

“Electric-Vehicle Cost Analysis,” proposal to the California Air Resources Board. Funded for $120,000, July 1995 through April 1997.

“Social-Cost Analysis of Alternative Transportation Systems and Fuels,” proposal to the University of California Transportation Center. Funded for $37,000, August 1995 through July 1997.

1993

“Social-Cost Analysis of Alternative Transportation Systems and Fuels,” proposal to the University of California Transportation Center. Funded for $66,000, August 1993 through July  1994.

“Social-Cost Analysis of Alternative Transportation Systems and Fuels,” proposal to the University of Energy Research Group.  Funded for $17,700, July 1993 through June 1994.

“The Social Cost of Transportation: Motor Vehicles (Including Alternative-Fuel Vehicles), Public Transit, Telecommuting, and Bicycling,” proposal to the California Energy Commission. Approved for $250,000, but declined by me.

1992

“Emissions of Criteria Air Pollutants, Toxic Air Pollutants, and Greenhouse Gases from Linked Trips Involving Automobiles, Buses, and Trains,” proposal to the California Energy Commission. Funded for $25,000, August 1992 to December 1993.

“Social Cost Analysis of Alternative Transportation Systems and Fuels,” proposal to the University of California Transportation Center. Funded for $33,000, August 1992 through July  1993.

“Social Cost Analysis of Alternative Transportation Systems and Fuels,” proposal to the University of Energy Research Group.  Funded for $17,000, July 1992 through June 1993.

1991

“Social Cost Analysis of Alternative Transportation Systems and Fuels,” proposal to the Energy Foundation. Funded by Pew Charitable Trusts, $89,000, December 1991 through January 1994.

1989

“The Social Costs of Alternative Transportation Fuels,” proposal to the Region Nine University Transportation Center, May 1989. Funded for $10,000.

1988

“Electric Vehicles in California: Life-Cycle Costs, Emissions, Performance and Effect on Petroleum Dependency,” proposal to the Universitywide Energy Research Group California Energy Studies Program, February 1988. Funded for $17,000.

B.  As Co-principal investigator or senior researcher

UC Davis or Berkeley

2020

“Making ITS-Davis the premier institution in the world for doing policy-relevant social cost-benefit analysis of sustainable transportation pathway scenarios,” proposal to the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis. Proposal for $63,000, January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021. (Through UC Davis.)

“Support to the Carbon Tax Center to develop proposals to seek funding for the project ‘Taxing Carbon and Inequality for a Green New Deal: A Comprehensive Assessment’,” proposal to the Carbon Tax Center. Funded for $10,000, January 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020. (Through UC Davis.)

“Estimating the Social Lifetime Cost of Transportation, Part II,” proposal to the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis. Funded for $27,500, January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. (Through UC Davis.)

2019

“Estimating the Social Lifetime Cost of Transportation: Conceptual Framework, the Social Discount Rate, and the External Costs Of transportation,” proposal to the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis. Funded for $37,000, July 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019.

Berkeley

2020

“Reducing Transportation-Related Fossil-Fuel Demand and Emissions,” proposal to the California Environmental Protection Agfency. Funded for $100,000, January 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

2015

“Applied Analysis of Vehicle Technology Benefits,” proposal to the Vehicle Technologies Office, U. S. Department of Energy. Funded for $95,000, October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016.

UC Davis

2007-2010

Research on sustainability, water impacts, and lifecycle analysis of transportation fuels, funded by the Energy Foundation and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Principal Investigator Sonia Yeh, 2009-2010. Senior Researcher Mark Delucchi budgeted for $24,858.

University of California analytical support for the development of the State of California Low Carbon Fuel Standard, funded by the Energy Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and the California Air Resources Board, Principal Investigator Sonia Yeh, 2007-2009. Senior Researcher Mark Delucchi budgeted for $38,249.

“Identifying Appropriate System Boundaries and Capturing Land Use Change Effects for Life Cycle Carbon Calculations of Biofuels,” proposal to UC Davis-Chevron Biofuels Cooperative Research Program, Principal Investigator Alissa Kendall, funded January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. Project Advisor Mark Delucchi budgeted for $9,999.

“Sustainable, Environmentally Friendly, and Cost-Effective Production of Biomass for Energy Efficient Biofuels in California,” proposal to UC Davis-Chevron Biofuels Cooperative Research Program, Principal Investigator Johan Six, funded March 1 2007 to February 28, 2010. Co-Principal Investigator Mark Delucchi budgeted for $46,135.

“An E10 Ethanol-Blend National Policy: Implications for California’s Environment Economy,” proposal to UC Davis-Chevron Biofuels Cooperative Research Program, Principal Investigator Cynthia Lin, funded March 1 2007 to February 28, 2009. Co-Principal Investigator Mark Delucchi budgeted for $15,616.

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PRIVATE CONSULTING

2020

Carbon Tax Center, October 2019 – September 2020. Helping the CTC develop the proposal “Taxing Carbon and Inequality for a Green New Deal: A Comprehensive Assessment”.

2006

Sierra Research, April 2006. Use of the LEM and GHGenius to estimate lifecycle emissions from transportation fuels.

2005

Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory, June 2005 to December 2005. Analysis of lifecycle emissions from the use of biofuels for transportation.

International Energy Agency, June 2005. Review of MOVES model and documentation.

Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management, August 2004 to November 2005. Development of the Social-Cost Calculator (SCC): A Model for Calculating the Social Cost of Changes in Motor-Vehicle Use in the U.S.

2004

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, October 2004. Review of integration of GREET model with MOVES model.

2003

International Energy Agency and World Business Council for Sustainable Development, October 2003 – October 2004. Analysis of lifecycle emissions from transportation systems in 15 countries, Part 2.

California Energy Commission, August 2003. White paper on conceptual and methodological issues in the lifecycle analyses of transportation fuels.

World Bank/GEF, February 2003. Expert review of GEF project “Project Concept Development: Peru: Public Transport Improvement for Lima”.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2003 – January 2004. Analysis of greenhouse-gas emissions related to the development of biofuels.

2002

International Energy Agency and World Business Council for Sustainable Development, September 2002 – February 2003. Analysis of lifecycle emissions from transportation systems in 15 countries.

Energy Foundation, September 2002 – January 2003. Analysis of the lifecycle costs of hybrid electric vehicles.

World Bank/GEF, December 2002. Expert review of GEF project “Project Concept Development: Chile: Sustainable Transport and Air Quality for Santiago”.

ICF Inc., June 2002-Novmber 2002. Review of lifecycle analyses of greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from transportation, for U. S. EPA’s GHG emissions inventory.

U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, September 2002. Review of EPA model of fuelcycle CO2 emissions from conventional and alternative transportation fuels.

California Air Resources Board, March 2002 – October 2002. Review of CARB/CEC response to California Assembly Bill 2076, Strategies to Reduce Petroleum Dependence in California.

World Bank/GEF, February 2002. Expert review of GEF project “Project Brief: Mexico: Introduction of Climate Friendly Transport Policies and Measures in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area (MCMA)”.

2001

Sacramento Area Council of Governments, June 2001-June 2002. Analysis of the social cost of noise in the 2025 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Ryerson, Master, and Associates, Inc. (for the U. S. Postal Service), July 2001-November 2001. Lifecycle cost analysis of battery-powered electric vehicles for the U. S. Postal Service.

Levelton Engineering Ltd. (for Natural Resources Canada), May 2001-September 2001. Development and update of Lifecycle Emissions Model.

Tellus Institute, Inc., July 2001-September 2001. Analysis of emissions from the lifecycle of petroleum used in the South Coast Air Basin.

2000

Sacramento Area Council of Governments, December 2000-June 2004. Analysis of the social cost of Study Alternatives in the 2025 Metropolitan Transportation Plan.

Sierra Research, Inc., July 2000 – December 2001. Manufacturing and lifecycle costs of battery and fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2000 – July 2002. Preliminary analysis of methods for expanding lifecycle analyses to incorporate economic effects of price changes.

Parsons Brinkerhoff, Inc., March 2000 – May 2000. Review of cost-benefit analysis in “Transit Guidebook” being prepared for FTA.

World Bank/GEF, March 2000. Expert review of GEF project “Marikina Bikeways Project” for the city of Marikina in the Philippines.

1999

University of California Davis/Pew Charitable Trust, November 1999 – November 2001. Application of fuelcycle energy use and emissions model to the analysis of transportation plans in developing countries.

World Bank/GEF , August 1999. Expert Review of UNDP/GEF project “Brazil: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses for Urban Transport.”

1998

Propane Vehicle Council, June 1998 – February 1999. Estimation of emissions of lifecycle emissions of greenhouse gases and criteria pollutants from propane vehicles, propane forklifts, and propane water and space heaters, and comparison with alternatives.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 1998 – September 1999. Continued refinement of model of lifecycle energy use and emissions for alternative fuels; development of Canadian version of model; analysis of Kyoto GHG emissions protocol.

1997

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, July 1997 – December 1997. Analysis and model of lifecycle emissions and energy use for alternative transportation fuels.

1996

U. S. Energy Information Administration, Washington, D. C., March 1996 – December 1997. Revised model of greenhouse-gases from transportation fuels and electricity.

World Bank/GEF June 1996 – June 1997. Member of expert panel consulting on ways to reduce emissions from the transportation sector in Tehran, Iran (Tehran Transport Emissions Reduction Project).

Energy and Environmental Analysis, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, January – February 1996. Estimated greenhouse-gas emissions from the use of transpiration fuels in Australia.

1995

Argonne National Laboratory, Washington, D. C., April 1995 – December 1997. Revised model of greenhouse-gases from transportation fuels and electricity.

Federal Highway Administration and Battelle Columbus Laboratory, January 1995 – June 1996. Continued work on the analysis of the social-cost of motor-vehicle use.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 1995 – February 1996. Contributed to development of the 1996 Transportation Statistics Annual Report, by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Union of Concerned Scientists, Berkeley, California, May – June 1995. Wrote report on tax subsidies related to oil use.

1994

Southern California Edison, May 1994 – October 1994. Wrote report on lifecycle costs of battery-powered electric vehicles.

U.S. Government Accounting Office, Washington, D. C., August 1994. Reviewed GAO report on electric vehicles.

World Bank, April 1994. Member of expert panel consulting on ways to reduce emissions from the transportation sector in Tehran, Iran (Tehran Transport Emissions Reduction Project).

U. S. Department of Energy, March 1994. Developed a model of greenhouse-gas emissions from the use of reformulated gasoline.

Southern California Edison, March 1994. Critiqued DRI/McGraw-Hill study “Economic Consequences of Adopting California Programs for Alternative Fuels and Vehicles.”

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 1994. Provided greenhouse-gas emission coefficients for section 602 Voluntary Reductions in Emissions of Greenhouse Gases.

1993

U. S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, October 1993 – March 1994. Wrote a report on the lifecycle costs of conventional, battery, and fuel-cell powered vehicles using renewable fuels.

 1992

U. S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment, August 1992 – October  1993. Wrote report on the annualized social cost of motor-vehicle use, based on 1990-1991 data.

1991

 World Resources Institute, Washington, D. C., April – September 1991. Analyzed the cost of mortality and morbidity caused by emissions from motor vehicles.

1990

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, May 1990 – February 1991. Wrote a report on the relationship between fuel economy and hydrocarbon emissions.

R. F. Webb Corporation, Ontario, Canada, October 1990, and February, 1992. Wrote a report on greenhouse gas emissions from LPG, diesel, gasoline, methanol, CNG, and electric vehicles.

International Energy Agency, Paris, May – October 1990, and April, 1991.  Modeled emissions of greenhouse gases from fossil and nonfossil transportation fuels.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Environment Directorate, Paris, March 1990. Assessed the technology, cost, and environmental impacts of alternative transportation fuels.

1989

Environmental Protection Agency, Raleigh, North Carolina, December 6-8, 1989. Member of panel of experts that reviewed the Agency’s draft report Alternative Fuels Research Strategy.

Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, 1989 and 1993. Developed a model of emissions of greenhouse gases from alternative transportation fuels.

1987

 California Energy Commission, Sacramento, California, September – December 1987. Wrote a report on alternative transportation fuels

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