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Emission standards, Energy and fuels, Rail, Other, All of UK, Europe

Moving railways forward into an eco-friendly future

Energy use in transport is unsustainable and the need to address this is a big opportunity for the rail sector. But it has things to do itself to be the real green alternative says Libor Lochman, CER Executive Director

Libor Lochman

Energy  use in transport is currently far from being sustainable. Across Europe, energy consumption for passenger and freight transport has increased in line with the rise in transport demand over the last few decades, putting heavy pressure on fossil fuel resources as well as increasing emissions of greenhouse gases. Transport is the only sector where energy consumption and CO2 emissions continue to grow, and it is now responsible for around 25% of total EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....

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