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$5 billion for Clean Transport

By |2018-07-20T10:03:02+00:00July 6th, 2018|#energy productivity, freight transport, greenhouse gas emissions|

The United States now offers the transport industry a choice of funding incentives to help vehicle operators and technology providers get near-term action rolling out clean transport equipment and refuelling infrastructure across the country.  On top of US$2.925 billion made available from the Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement, being shared between all States to accelerate deployment

Transport Emissions Policy: Kicking the Big, Growing Can down the Road

By |2018-01-30T22:36:11+00:00January 30th, 2018|#COP21, #energy productivity, carbon offsets, freight transport, low carbon|

Transport has Australia’s biggest emission reduction task – and little government support. The 2017 Review of Climate Change Policies released over Christmas presents a re-hash of current policies and policy reviews, deferring new progress to after the 2019 federal election. Transport emissions will continue growing at record levels in the meantime, begging the question: How

Freight Transport needs a Finkel clean energy target

By |2017-06-11T16:37:33+00:00June 11th, 2017|#COP21, #energy productivity, biofuels, freight transport, greenhouse gas emissions, low carbon, transport|

As another Australian energy policy neglects Transport, our highest energy using sector, we now await the outcomes of the climate change policies review to arrest the sector's rising emissions intensity and declining fuel security. Under our Paris Agreement commitments we need to halve per capita emissions and a two-thirds reduction in emissions intensity of all economic activity, so for the

How to lift energy productivity in Freight Transport

By |2017-04-13T09:51:50+00:00April 13th, 2017|#energy productivity, freight transport, liquid fuel, low carbon, shipping, transport|

“A Roadmap to double energy productivity in Freight Transport by 2030” is now released for comment, and yours will be most welcome. Urgent action is needed to generate more economic value from the energy used to move freight in Australia, as congested cities increasingly constrain productivity across the economy. Decisions made today can lock-in energy-intensive

Shipping’s Growing Carbon Gap

By |2018-07-20T09:21:59+00:00September 15th, 2016|#COP21, #energy productivity, freight transport, greenhouse gas emissions, liquid fuel, low carbon, shipping, transport|

  On the face of it, Shipping is the most efficient of freight transport modes. Intermodal shipping containers kick-started rapid growth in trade globalisation 60 years ago, and container ships, tankers and bulk carriers have been getting bigger ever since. Carrying more freight with less fuel on a tonne-mile basis, shipping has the highest energy

Clean road transport game plan

By |2016-07-28T17:12:21+00:00July 28th, 2016|#COP21, #energy productivity, biofuels, carbon offsets, emissions data, freight transport, greenhouse gas emissions, low carbon, transport|

Enjoyed reading Prime Mover magazine's recent sustainability report series. Signing the COP21 Paris accord certainly does accelerate the need for a commercial road transport industry game plan to lead Australian business and government policy responses or we’ll be left wondering what happened post-2020. The language has changed: “low carbon” ambitions of last century are obsolete; specific,

The Elephant Not in the Room

By |2016-05-06T17:16:40+00:00May 6th, 2016|#COP21, #energy productivity, freight transport, low carbon|

There was a renewed feeling of optimism at this week’s Emission Reduction Summit in Melbourne, with the COP21 Paris agreement providing a platform of global commitment and inspiration for the “Who’s Who of Climate Change Action” in attendance. Yet as we dined on delicious carbon neutral seafood washed down with carbon neutral fine wine, my

What does a COP21 goal of net zero emissions mean for Freight Transport?

By |2015-12-05T17:21:28+00:00December 5th, 2015|#COP21, #energy productivity, carbon offsets, emissions data, freight transport, liquid fuel, low carbon, transport|

Business leaders are calling for a goal of net zero emissions to be set at the UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris this week. With 7% of global emissions coming from international freight transport, and growth in globalisation expected to increase such emissions nearly fourfold by 2050, the response from the logistics industry will