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Posts Tagged ‘UC Berkeley’

Rail and the California Economy

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Rail and the California Economy

A broad investment in all types of transport has been critical to California’s economic success, and rail is a fundamental component of the transportation system. Rail has helped define California’s history, with westward expansion creating communities and allowing for growth in agriculture, and other early drivers of the state’s economy. With the coming high-speed rail system and record traffic in containerized freight, it is also helping to define the state’s future.

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Interactive Map: Average Household Carbon Footprints

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
CoolClimate Interactive Map1

Keep an eye on your area’s carbon consumption and compare it to the rest of the country with these new interactive maps from UC Berkeley. Linked to their CoolClimate Carbon Footprint Calculator, this new tool visualizes the nation’s carbon consumption in a fresh way and invites new comparisons–pit the East Coast against the West, mountains again valleys or cities against suburbs. Additional maps break down carbon usage into household energy and transportation.

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How to Build a Better California Around High Speed Rail

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
A High Speed Foundation

UC BERKLEY: CENTER FOR LAW, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
UCLA: EMMETT CENTER ON CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
High speed rail could offer numerous benefits to California. According to proponents, the system can reduce the need for costly new highway and airport expansions in California’s congested short-haul air markets and crowded intercity freeways, which are some of the busiest and most delay-prone in the nation – potentially saving $170 billion over 20 years. High speed rail could also help the state’s economy by supporting more convenient and efficient travel as well as increasing traveler productivity.

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