Transportation in BC

Transportation in BC

Transportation Futures in British Columbia is a five-year, interdisciplinary research project supported by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) and hosted by UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC).

TFBC - Market and Public Policy

MARKET AND PUBLIC POLICY

 

The aim of this theme is to evaluate and exploit the potential of a range of vehicle technologies to reduce GHG emissions in the transportation sector in BC.

TFBC - Low/Zero-Carbon Infrastructures

LOW/ZERO-CARBON INFRASTRUCTURES

A techno-economic model for the deployment of low- or zero-carbon transportation infrastructures in British Columbia (for natural gas, electricity, and hydrogen).

TFBC - Transport Mode Electrification

TRANSPORT MODE ELECTRIFICATION

 

This theme will examine the prospects for GHG reductions through drivetrain electrification.

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES


The economic, environmental and geopolitical impacts of air and surface transportation are significant. In British Columbia, the sector is the single largest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for 39% of the total in 2013.

Transportation Futures in British Columbia includes research at the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and Simon Fraser University.