Transport’s Carbon & Energy Future
#CleanTransport : Use less fuel, move more freight
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
“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 freight transport activities for decades. Published by the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity using extensive consultation with leading transport businesses, industry associations and government stakeholders, the roadmap aims to agree actions and priorities for both industry and government under the National Energy Productivity Plan (NEPP).
Announcing a new service that unlocks government funding to buy new efficient trucks. We can now help mid-to-large trucking companies access government incentives to invest in more efficient transport vehicles by reducing finance costs and paying cash from carbon credits. Unique Opportunity With no up-front costs, we can qualify fleet renewals for: - a 0.7% finance rate discount monthly - cash payments from carbon credits annually Funded by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, the finance discount lowers lease payments for the life of the lease and comes off your market interest rate. The more fuel efficient your new vehicles are compared to