White Paper on Alternate Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Life Cycle Approach Using a Supply Curve
UC Pavement Research Center
Available online at: https://doi.org/10.7922/G2Z036FF or https://escholarship.org/uc/item/7208x78q
Harvey, John T., Ali A. Butt, Arash Saboori, Mark Lozano, Changmo Kim, Alissa Kendall (2019) White Paper on Alternate Strategies for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions: A Life Cycle Approach Using a Supply Curve. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Research Report UCD-ITS-RR-20-82
The purpose of this white paper is to provide Caltrans with a methodology that uses LCA and LCCA analyses to create a “supply curve” that ranks the different strategies/actions that can be taken to reduce GHG emissions and lessen any other environmental impacts that affect ecosystems and human health. For Caltrans to implement the proposed methodology, the process must be validated and assessed using currently available actions. This white paper presents the methodology and demonstrates its initial use in quantifying and ranking several potential strategies.
Key words: supply curve, emissions, California