Electrifying Australian Transport: Carbon footprint of a transition to electric vehicles and renewable electricity

Paul Wolfram

Yale University,

Paul currently is a PhD student at the Yale University Center for Industrial Ecology under the supervision of Prof. Edgar Hertwich. Paul is interested in hybrid life cycle assessment of the US light-duty vehicle fleet. His work pays special consideration to vehicle and infrastructure stocks as well as the transition towards low-carbon technologies. Before joining Yale, he held a position at the International Council on Clean Transportation, working on carbon emissions and costs of conventional and electric vehicles in a European context. Paul holds a Master's degree from the Berlin Institute of Technology where he conducted research on the carbon footprint of renewable technologies in Australia. 


Recent life cycle assessments confirmed the greenhouse gas emission reduction potential of renewable electricity and electric vehicle technologies. However, each technology is usually assessed separately and not within a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Paul Wolfram (Yale University,)
  2. Thomas Wiedmann (UNSW Australia)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Sustainable energy systems


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