Transport’s Carbon & Energy Future
#CleanTransport : Use less fuel, move more freight
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 long can we keep kicking the transport emissions Can down the road? Australia’s Fast-Growing Transport Emissions Transport is the main culprit in Australia’s rising greenhouse gas emissions story, it’s emissions now at record highs driven by ever-growing demand for freight and passenger movement. The sector
The “Run on Less” truck fuel efficiency experiment achieved outstanding results over 10 miles per gallon, crediting its’ success to conscientious drivers taking advantage of the best fuel-saving technologies available today. Trucks from 6 fleets and an owner-operator traversed a range of cross-country USA routes, duty cycles and truck profiles over 17 days in the experiment backed by the US EPA Smartway program. Despite enduring two major hurricanes and their operational consequences, the vehicles carrying real customer loads smashed the US national average of 6.4 mpg to show transport operators around the world what’s possible in fuel-efficient trucking. Interestingly for
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/china-emissions-trading-scheme-puts-170005461.html The carbon intensity of Australia's exports to China will come under increasing scrutiny when its Emissions Trading Scheme is launched this year, joining moves both planned and already underway by a host of other Asian countries. Scope 3 emissions, such as transport & distribution, are generated outside an organisation's direct control and are often the largest part of their emissions. Exposure to highly carbon-intensive products and supply chains will meet an explicit price signal that could harm the competitiveness of Australian products, and needs our increasing attention.
Looking forward to a "highly productive" transport event run by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILTA) next week: The Next Generation of Logistics in Regional Victoria New rail and road developments will boost freight productivity for the benefit of manufacturing, agriculture, retail and industrial businesses throughout northern Victoria and southern New South Wales, with the Melbourne to Brisbane Inland Rail project underway and the coming expansion of the High Productivity Vehicle Network along the Hume Highway. Leading logistics and infrastructure experts and government planners will share their latest thinking to help logistics businesses and their customers begin their strategic
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 freight and passenger transport sectors to contribute their shares, ambitious, effective and integrated government policies at many levels will be critical. To reach the required emissions reduction trajectory, one estimate is that one billion tonnes CO2-e needs to be reduced from the Australian economy by