Union of Concerned Scientists

For Deploying Science To Advance Social Equity And Low Carbon Transportation

  • Amount
    $400,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    11/7/2016
  • Term
    24 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Strategies
Overview
The Union of Concerned Scientists is one of the leading organizations on promoting zero-tailpipe emission technologies for cars and trucks in the United States. With this grant, the Union aims to accelerate transportation emissions reductions through the use of innovation and the right set of public policies. The recent innovations of electric and autonomous vehicles, building on efficient technologies, require an integration of sustainability and equity principles to ensure low-carbon mobility is accessible to all, especially in underserved communities. The electrification of buses and trucks, a priority for the organization, also promotes reduced pollution in those communities.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.ucsusa.org 
Address
Two Brattle Square
Cambridge, MA 02138-3780
Grants to this Grantee
for Driving Transportation Electrification for a Clean and Equitable Future  
The Union of Concerned Scientists is one of the leading organizations on promoting zero-tailpipe emission technologies for cars and trucks in the United States. With this grant, the Union’s Clean Vehicles program plans to advance policy that will electrify trucks and buses in the Western U.S. and also push for policy actions to reduce emissions from future automated ridehailing services.
for deploying science to advance social equity and low carbon transportation  
The Union of Concerned Scientists is one of the leading organizations on promoting zero-tailpipe emission technologies for cars and trucks in the United States. With this grant, the Union aims to accelerate transportation emissions reductions through the use of innovation and the right set of public policies. The recent innovations of electric and autonomous vehicles, building on efficient technologies, require an integration of sustainability and equity principles to ensure low-carbon mobility is accessible to all, especially in underserved communities. The electrification of buses and trucks, a priority for the organization, also promotes reduced pollution in those communities.

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