Dr. Anahita Asadolahniajami, UTTRI Postdoctoral Fellow in Green Transportation, will share her work on modelling Ontario transit agencies’ greenhouse gas emissions at the EV2018VÉ Conference & Trade Show in Ottawa in April.
On April 25 Dr. Asadolahniajami will present “Greenhouse Gas Emission Modelling for the Transit Sector” as part of a panel on GHGs & Environmental Benefits moderated by Annie Bérubé, Government Relations Director, Equiterre.
The objective of Dr. Asadolahniajami’s research was to map out the greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of Ontario’s transit agencies. A system-by-system greenhouse gas emissions model was developed to determine which transit agencies are low, medium, or high emitters based on metric tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emitted from both mobile and stationary sources. The purpose of these measurements is to quantify them in a manner which Ontario transit systems could qualify for Cap & Trade revenues in the future to implement greenhouse gas reduction initiatives.