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 of advanced clean transportation technologies and reduce harmful emissions, various State and public utility schemes are offering millions of dollars to support residential charging station construction and the electrification of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. "The problem faced by fleets and other stakeholders will no longer
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by “at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008” aligns the shipping sector with the Paris Agreement temperature goals. Strong actions are needed. The IMO strategy relies on technological innovation and alternative energy sources for global shipping, and support of governments and shipping customers will be essential to realise this new level of ambition. With intuitive timing, a tremendous amount of guidance has just been made available by the International Transport Forum, releasing a series of reports over the last month that provide comprehensive analysis of the options and
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.