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Transport accounts for 26% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, making it the highest emitting sector

Whether moving freight or passengers, transportation plays a major role in our society and economy. The transport sector can be broadly divided into four main areas – air, road, rail and marine. Currently, transport accounts for approximately one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its heavy reliance on energy-dense fossil fuels. Transport emissions reduction potential exists through changes such as modal shift, behavioural change, technological advancements, the use of non-fossil fuels and new business models.

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Energy Insight: Decarbonising transport in the United Kingdom

2018-10-15
In September 2018, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, told the delegates to the World’s first Zero Emission Vehicle Summit, held in Birmingham, that she wants to see Britain “leading f...

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Nissan and EDF Energy partner to advance low carbon transport

2018-10-11
French-owned utility firm EDF has set out a plan to become Europe’s largest provider of charging stations for electric vehicles by 2022. Jean-Bernard Levy, Head of EDF, claims the company ...

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EU to invest nearly €700mn in sustainable and innovative transport

2018-10-10
The European Commission (EC) is proposing to invest nearly €700mn in 49 key projects to develop sustainable and innovative transport infrastructure in Europe, across all transport modes. Select...

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Energy Insight: Transport - fuel: UK road transport energy consumption (DSS23a)

2018-7-9
Total fuel use for road vehicles  remained relatively steady over the period 2011 to 2016. Vehicle users were encouraged to switch from petrol to diesel in order to reduce CO2 emissions and the d...

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Power sector progress masks marked failure to decarbonise transport, agriculture and buildings – CCC

2018-7-3
The UK’s success in lowering power sector emissions is masking marked failures in other areas that are lagging when it comes to decarbonisation, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in it...

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Technical guidance publications

EI Research report: Investigation into the possible risks arising from the presence and operation of lithium-ion (rechargeable) button cell energised devices in potentially flammable atmospheres associated with transport fuels

2018
Please note that an addendum was issued in September 2018 for this publication, it is available for download and present in both the sample pages and the full PDF.This report was undertaken to assess ...

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Fuels for gas turbine engines

2018
Published by Landfall Press; Author: Eric Goodger. Since its emergence during WW2 as a viable alternative to the piston engine,the gas turbine engine has enjoyed a period of rapid development, be...

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Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (known as the Blue Book)

2018
The fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, c...

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Guidance for planning for petroleum road tanker recovery following breakdowns in order to comply with UK legislation

2018
This guidance was commissioned by the Road Tanker Panel to help align understanding between relevant parties involved in petroleum road tanker recovery following a mechanical or vehicle system failure...

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IP 381: Aviation fuels - Estimation of net specific energy

2018
ScopeThis International Standard describes a procedure for the estimation of the net specific energy of aviation fuels from their aniline point, density and sulfur content. It is not applicable to pur...

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