Project at a Glance

Title: Lifecycle analysis of climate-change mitigation strategies of the California Air Resources Board. Final Report.

Principal Investigator / Author(s): Delucchi, Mark

Contractor: UC Davis

Contract Number: 06-323

Research Program Area: Climate Change

Topic Areas: Greenhouse Gas Control, Greenhouse Gas Emissions


This report documents the development of a spreadsheet tool designed to help the California Air Resources Board (CARB) estimate total reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) for various climate-change mitigation strategies being considered by CARB. The spreadsheet tool is called the California Air Resources Board Climate Change Mitigation Strategy Impact Calculator, or CARB CCM Calculator for short. The CARB CCM Calculator estimates reductions in CO2-equivalent (CO2e) emissions of GHGs in a user-specified target year and over a user-specified period of years, for each climate-change mitigation strategy. The CARB CCM Calculator estimates reductions for the following mitigation strategies: Cargo-Handling Equipment Anti-Idling, Low-GWP Refrigerants for Mobile Vehicle Air Conditioning Systems, Cool Automobile Paints, Low-friction Engine Oil, High GWP Reduction from Stationary Sources, Alternative Suppressants in Fire Protection systems, and Foam Recovery and Destruction Program.

For questions regarding this research project, including available data and progress status, contact: Research Division staff at (916) 445-0753

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