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Sustainable Transportation Fuels – Challenges and Opportunities for Designing Good Metrics

Sustainable Transportation Fuels – Challenges and Opportunities for Designing Good Metrics.

This webinar is the last in a four-part series focusing on what near term actions might accelerate the transition of transportation fuels toward sustainability and a low carbon future, increase the economic efficiency of that transition, and minimize barriers that impede the transition or that make the transition more costly. The emphasis is on conversations and perspectives about innovations that can be commercially ready within 5-20 years. If you missed the first three webinars in the series, go to the LightSpeed Solutions website to watch the recorded videos.

There is likely no disagreement that “objective and grounded” is a hard standard to meet when designing metrics to measure and characterize a complex socio-political-techno-economic enterprise, such as the future of transportation energy and fuels. Still, an objective, grounded approach that integrates diverse stakeholder viewpoints and facilitates coordination and responsiveness, begs for measures, even if at times they are qualitative rankings, such as low, medium, high, which all parties respect and understand, and yet may disagree on. Webinar #4 sounds out the participants on considerations and challenges for developing valuable frameworks and appropriately using metrics.

September 22nd, 2015