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David L. Greene

Senior Fellow, Energy & Environmental Policy Program

PhD, The Johns Hopkins University, 1978

MA, University of Oregon, 1973 BA,

Columbia University, 1971


David L. Greene is a Senior Fellow of the Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy and a Research Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In 2013 he retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratory as a Corporate Fellow. He is an author of more than 275 professional publications on transportation and energy issues, including over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and National Research Council reports. The 2012 recipient of the Transportation Research Board’s Roy W. Crum Award, he is also an emeritus member of both the Energy and Alternative Fuels Committees of the TRB and a lifetime National Associate of the U.S. National Academies. He received the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Barry D. McNutt Award for Excellence in Automotive Policy Analysis, the Department of Energy’s 2007 Hydrogen R&D Award, DOE 2011 Vehicle Technologies R&D Award, and DOE Distinguished Career Service Award. Dr. Greene was recognized by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for contributing to the IPCC’s receipt of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.  He has testified to committees of the U.S. Congress on a dozen occasions. Complete vita available here:


Transportation and energy issues, alternative fuels, fuel economy, costs of oil dependence


Cost, Effectiveness and Deployment of Fuel Economy Technologies for Light-Duty Vehicles, Report of the Committee on the Assessment of Technologies for Improving Fuel Economy of Light-Duty Vehicles, Phase 2; Board on Energy and Environmental Systems; Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences; National Research Council, Washington, D.C. Available at .

Upreti, D.L. Greene, K.G. Duleep and R. Sawhney, Impacts of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Investment Tax Credity on the North American non-automotive PEM fuel cell industry, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, published online January 21, 2016, at .

D.L. Greene, A. Khattak, J. Liu, J.L. Hopson, X. Wang and R. Goeltz, 2015. How do Motorists’ Own Fuel Economy Estimates Compare with Official Government Ratings? A Statistical Analysis, Baker Report 4:15, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, September 30, 2015.  Available at .

D.L. Greene and C.Z. Liu, “U.S. Oil Dependence 2014: Is Energy Independence in Sight?”, Energy Policy, vol. 85, pp. 126-137, published on line at, June 10, 2015.

D.L. Greene, “Energy and Environment”, Ch. 8 in Transportation Statistics Annual Report 2013, U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Washington, DC, 2014.

D.L. Greene, “Cheaper Gasoline: Causes, Impacts and Expectations”, Policy Brief 1.15, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, January 30, 2015, available at .

D.L. Greene, Alternative Transportation Infrastructure in the U.S.: Status and Challenges, White Paper 1:15, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, January, 2015, .

C. Liu and D.L. Greene, 2015. “Consumer Choice of E85: Price Sensitivity and Cost of Limited Fuel Availability”,Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2454, pp. 20-27.

D.L. Greene, C.Z. Liu and S. Park, 2014. “Public Policy and the Transition to Electric Drive Vehicles in the U.S.: The Role of the Zero Emission Vehicles Mandates”, Energy Strategy Reviews, vol. 5, pp. 66-77.

C. Liu, D.L. Greene and D.S. Bunch, 2014. “Vehicle Manufacturer Technology Adoption and Pricing Strategies under Fuel Economy/Emissions Standards, and Feebates”, The Energy Journal, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 71-90.

D.L. Greene, S. Park and C. Liu, 2013. “Analyzing the Transition to Electric Drive Vehicles in the U.S.”, Futures, vol. 58, April 2014, pp. 34-52.

D.L. Greene and D.H. Evans and J. Hiestand, “Survey evidence on the willingness of U.S. consumers to pay for automotive fuel economy,” Energy Policy, vol. 61, pp. 1539-1550, 2013.

D.L. Greene, R.S. Lee and J.L. Hopson, “OPEC and the Costs to the U.S. Economy of Oil Dependence,” White Paper 1-13, Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, February, 2013.

D.L. Greene, C. Liu and S. Park, “Transition from Petro-Mobility to Electro-Mobility”, in Transition to Renewable Energy Systems, D. Stolten and V. Scherer, eds., WILEY-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2013.

D.L. Greene, “Rebound 2007: Analysis of National Light-Duty Vehicle Travel Statistics,” Energy Policy, vol. 41, pp. 14-28, 2012.

D.L. Greene, “Uncertainty, Loss Aversion and Markets for Energy Efficiency”, Energy Economics, vol. 33, pp. 608-616, 2011.

D.L. Greene, “What’s Greener than a VMT Tax? The Case for an Indexed Energy User Fee to Finance U.S. Surface Transportation,” Transportation Research D-Environment, vol. 16, pp. 451-458, 2011.

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David L. Greene
Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy
1640 Cumberland Avenue
TN 37996-3340

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