Business - 08/October/2021

Transport transition lies in a rail renaissance

Shifting some of Europe’s transport needs to the rails can contribute to the energy transition. But complicated and differing cross-border regulations and carbon-intensive power mixes are minimising the rail sector’s impact     

Rail can be the lowest-carbon transport option, but costs and convenience mean it is rarely the first choice


OPERATOR PLANS Rail operators across Europe are looking at ways to decarbonise all aspects of their operations beyond power purchase agreements

SIMPLIFYING STANDARDS Easing cross-border rail travel for freight and passengers could promote decarbonisation Europe’s transport sector

KEY QUOTE To succeed, we don’t need endless new infrastructure, but instead to make better use of what we currently have ...

 

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