Can electric vehicles help us avert a climate catastrophe? U of T thought leaders in transportation and climate change answer the tough questions at a special panel discussion for U of T alumni.
EVs are a big improvement over gas-powered vehicles but they still pollute, require mineral-rich batteries, and do nothing to solve traffic congestion. So, what could a truly green transportation system look like? Find out at this in-person follow-up to the cover story of University of Toronto Magazine’s fall issue.
Steven Farber, Department of Human Geography, U of T Scarborough. Expertise: the importance of public transit, active transportation and city design to minimize CO2 emissions.
Marianne Hatzopoulou, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, Canada Research Chair in Transport Decarbonization and Air Quality. Expertise: air pollution and the costly last step of delivering parcels to your home.
Teresa Kramarz, School of the Environment, Co-director of the Environmental Governance Lab. Expertise: the minerals that go into EV batteries and the environmental problems that arise from mining.
Daniel Posen, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, Canada Research Chair in System-Scale Environmental Impacts of Energy and Transport Technologies. Expertise: rapidly scaling up the electricity grid and ensuring that the power for charging EVs is renewable.
Moderated by Fahad Pinto, Communications & Media Relations Strategist, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.
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