Quantification Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gas and Air Pollutant Emission Reductions

Each project funded from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) is required to estimate the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions (or carbon sequestration) that would occur from project implementation. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is responsible for providing the quantification methods (QMs) used to estimate GHG emission reductions and other co-benefits. CARB has developed QMs for over 25 programs to be used by programs and applicants to estimate proposed project GHG emission reductions. CARB evaluates and updates the QMs to reflect new scientific developments and new tools, or modifications to the analytical tools and approaches upon which the methods were based. Additionally, as new programs and project types are funded through GGRF, new QMs are developed, as needed. CARB is also expanding QMs to estimate air pollutant emission reductions and co-benefits. This research project will gather empirical data, agency reports, and other credible data sources to review assumptions used in QMs and to evaluate improvements to methods that may provide more accurate and robust estimates of GHG and air pollutant emission reductions, while ensuring they are not overly complicated to apply. Additionally, the researchers will review literature, methods, and/or tools to support quantification of potential new project types.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $250000
  • Contract Numbers:

    CARB 16TTD004

    UCD-ARB-419

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    California Air Resources Board

    1001 I St
    Sacramento, California  United States  95814
  • Managing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 
  • Project Managers:

    Iacobucci, Lauren

  • Performing Organizations:

    National Center for Sustainable Transportation

    University of California, Davis
    Davis, CA  United States 

    University of California, Davis

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA  United States  95616
  • Principal Investigators:

    Handy, Susan

  • Start Date: 20170718
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01650572
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Sustainable Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: CARB 16TTD004, UCD-ARB-419
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2017 5:14PM