Anna Fenger Cities - 20/November/2020

Denmark pays the price of poor decisions in public transport procurement

Transport is the only sector in Denmark that has seen emissions increase since 1990. New regulation for public procurement and investment in some larger cities has helped to electrify more buses, but electrification of Denmark’s railway network connecting those urban areas is lagging behind

Efforts to electrify Denmark’s public transport have suffered from decades of poor decisions

Electrification of public road transportation has been slow in Denmark as local authorities work out how best to charge vehicles with electricity from renewable sources of energy

Encouraging travellers to switch from polluting private cars to green public transport is proving difficult, particularly post-covid-19

We need to make sure we invest in well-tested and mature technologies



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