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 ...
Ensuring land use planning and transport policies are on the same page is vital if Auckland, New Zealand is to reduce emissions and meet its low carbon goals
As emissions from global aviation rise, companies are beginning to look closely at the idea of using electric planes for short-haul flights as a potential solution
Decarbonisation of haulage fleets within cities and on highways is reaching a tipping point as technology improves
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
Hydrogen suffers from an abundance of hype, particularly about what it can be used for in the energy transition. Wild claims for the application of hydrogen, with little basis in current science and commercial reality, have worked to obscure the realistic opportunities for putting truly clean hydrogen to work here and now.
There is a growing appetite for hydrogen in net zero plans. The countries with more renewables and lower cost generation are best suited to benefit from the expansion of green hydrogen, while those with a history in gas production may turn to blue hydrogen, says Alexander Esser and a team from Aurora Energy Research