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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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Renewables make up 70% of new power capacity, but lag in heating and transport

2018-6-18
Renewable power made up 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity last year, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the report emphasises the progre...

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Renewables make 70% of new power but lagging in heating and transport

2018-6-14
Renewable power made up 70% of net additions of global power generating capacity last year, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the report emphasises the progre...

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Harnessing the transport revolution

2018-5-25
Johnny Gowdy is a director at Regen, a not-for-profit centre of energy expertise and market insight; he is also co-author of Harnessing the Electric Vehicle Revolution, regensw.co.uk.

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Transport in the UK – planning for an electric future

2018-5-25
Tony Bolden and Reg Harman argue that we need to examine the vital role of electric traction across all modes of transport, while also considering the implications for spatial planning.

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Alternatives to oil for road, air and sea transport

2018-5-23
Diversification of fuels and energy vectors used across the transport sector is becoming essential to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality, but managing demand for transport is also importa...

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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
This report was undertaken to assess the possible ignition risks posed by rechargeable lithium-ion button cell energised devices in potentially explosive atmospheres associated with transport fuels.Th...

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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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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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Assessing and managing the risk of arc flash

2018
The objective of this publication is to provide a practical approach to the management of arc flash risk within electrical installations. It provides general guidance on the causes of arc flash events...

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