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Trucks Rev up Australia’s Emissions

By |2019-01-17T18:37:15+00:00December 12th, 2018|carbon offsets, emissions data, freight transport, greenhouse gas emissions, low carbon, News, shipping, supply chain|

Transport red-lines as Australia’s carbon budget is spent years early Australia’s Transport emissions for Q4/FY2018 were again the highest on record. By 2030, will grow +29% on 2005 levels under current and proposed policies Global freight transport volumes will triple by 2050 Tyranny of distance For the third consecutive year, Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are

What’s your Transport Carbon Price?

By |2015-01-01T14:19:20+00:00January 1st, 2015|News|

Have you noticed that people aren’t waiting for 192 countries to agree how to address climate change? Many are getting on with it regardless, setting their own internal carbon prices, creating green investment products and targeting larger carbon reductions than most countries would contemplate at the Lima climate conference. What could all this mean for

Improving Energy Productivity in Freight Transport

By |2014-04-14T20:58:33+00:00April 14th, 2014|News|

At this month’s Forum on Doubling Energy Productivity held at the University of Technology in Sydney, key members of the team that developed the USA’s plan for doubling energy productivity by 2030 inspired the sharing of ideas for Australia establishing a similar goal.An industry panel considered Freight Transport possibilities, canvassing what’s being done and the

Transport Energy Audit Standard : seeking your views

By |2014-03-11T22:14:36+00:00March 11th, 2014|liquid fuel, News, transport|

Implementing energy audit recommendations usually achieves significant cost savings. However the current Australian Standard for energy audits is based on auditing commercial buildings and is not practical for transport. Transport operations have characteristics that produce variability in energy performance and make fleet energy use difficult to model: -          Very high variation in routes, loading and

Emissions Reduction Fund Offers Transport Companies Nothing

By |2014-01-29T22:52:54+00:00January 29th, 2014|News|

If the carbon price is repealed, what impact will its replacement policy – the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) - have on Australian transport emissions? No one will argue with the ERF’s two key design principles for lowest cost and genuine emission reductions – they are surely mandatory features of any climate change policy. Yet how

Carbon Neutral Transport

By |2013-02-27T21:07:13+00:00February 27th, 2013|News|

Australia has its first carbon neutral trucking company! Congratulations to Transforce Bulk Haulage in Dubbo who achieved this feat by saving fuel to reduce their carbon footprint then buying carbon credits to offset the remaining emissions. So what's stopping other transport firms from going carbon neutral? Market Incentives & Barriers Any emissions reductions need to

Clean Transport Fuels – What are the Real Options?

By |2012-07-28T10:23:32+00:00July 28th, 2012|News|

Australia's carbon price is here, so how can transport operators gain from cleaner fuels? As a retailer, manufacturer, miner or farmer, where in your supply chain can clean fuels bring real benefits, now? Biofuels win under Carbon Pricing Biodiesel and ethanol now have a carbon price advantage over other transport fuels. While gaseous fuels (LNG,

How can Freight Buyers minimise carbon tax in their supply chains?

By |2012-05-31T19:56:25+00:00May 31st, 2012|News|

Moving freight around Australia will soon attract carbon tax.  You can reduce this new cost in 2 ways: Use less fuel Use cleaner fuel While they control fuel use, transporters need their customers' help to manage carbon liability. Moving the discussion past who carries the carbon tax burden, the question now becomes: How can Freight

How will Freight Transport Customers Treat the Carbon Tax?

By |2012-03-28T21:21:39+00:00March 28th, 2012|News|

Australia's carbon tax starts in 3 months time, and customers of freight transport services should have decided by now whether they will accept carbon-related price increases from their transport providers. What signals are you sending or receiving in the marketplace? Accept or Reject Freight customers' decisions will depend on the price sensitivity of their product,