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Queen's University

Transportation energy: What policy and planning can contribute to greater efficiency, energy security, and carbon neutrality

November 22, 3:30 - 5:00 pm


Sutherland Hall, Room 202


Francis M. Vanek, Ph.D, will speak about how to achieve a long term stable and cost-effective transportation energy supply that is also carbon-neutral. 

Topics will include: 

  • changes to the light-duty highway vehicle sector (i.e. passenger cars, vans, sport-utility vehicles, etc)
  • increased use of hybrids and electrification to eliminate CO2 emissions and diversify energy sources
  • rethinking current passenger transportation infrastructures
  • integration of more public and non-motorized transport
  • changes to urban land use planning and policy to reduce carbon consumption
  • freight energy consumption alternatives

Francis M. Vanek, Ph.D, is a Senior Lecturer for the Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Systems Engineering Program at Cornell University and a specialist in the areas of energy efficiency, alternative energy, and energy for transportation. He is also the co-author of "Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation", 2008, McGraw Hill Professional.

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