Transport’s Carbon & Energy Future
#CleanTransport : Use less fuel, move more freight
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
“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).