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Jack Barkenbus

Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Energy & Environment, Vanderbilt University

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About Jack

Dr. Barkenbus is the former director of the University of Tennessee's Energy, Environment and Resources Center and is currently serving in a research capacity at Vanderbilt University.

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Opinion: "The Electric Vehicle Revolution Will Come from China, Not the US," Jack Barkenbus, The Conversation, May 14, 2019.
Opinion: "To Get the Most out of Self-Driving Cars, Tap the Brakes on the Rollout," Jack Barkenbus, The Conversation, January 3, 2018.
Opinion: "Why Silicon Valley Wants You to Text and Drive," Jack Barkenbus, The Conversation, November 30, 2017.


"Self-Driving Cars: How Soon is Soon Enough?" Issues in Science and Technology 34, no. 4 (2018).

Discusses the dangers of driving, autonomous or not, and the various regulations necessary to cover autonomous vehicle testing and operation.

"Electric Vehicles: Climate Saviors, or Not?" Issues in Science and Technology 33, no. 2 (2017).

Discusses the growth of electric vehicles and their effects on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions.