transportation

$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

“Run on Less” proves more is possible, now

By |2018-01-12T15:07:05+00:00January 12th, 2018|freight transport, liquid fuel, low carbon, transport|

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

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

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

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

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,