Category: Transport

Vehicle Fuel Economy: The Intersection of Energy Security and GHG Mitigation

Improving fuel economy of road vehicles is an important objective for countries around the world. Even major oil exporters would benefit economically from consuming less of the oil they produce. For those countries that rely on oil imports to meet

EU Emissions Reduction Success Stories

This blog post will examine some EU emissions reduction success stories that are often ignored because they aren’t occurring in the largest economies of the region. It will explore whether or not there is opportunity for the strategies of smaller

Emissions Reductions in the Transportation Sector in the EU

The European Union accounted for 22% of overall transportation sector emissions, placing it second behind the United States which has a 29% share (Ibid). Transport emissions reductions are a challenge in Europe, as they have been a proven leader in

Transport Infrastructure in Developing Countries: The Sleeping Giant

In order to meet the needs of increasing global demand for mobility by 2050, which will primarily occur within the personal passenger sub-sector, nearly 25 million paved road km and 335,000 rail track km or an approximate 60% increase in

Prospects for TDM in Reducing Transport’s GHG Emissions

Trips that use carbon-intensive modes of transport like Light Duty Vehicles (LDVs) play a primary role in GHG emissions from transport due to the aggregate effect of increasing per-person km travel via an increased demand for LDV mobility. In fact,

Barriers to Low-Carbon Transport in India

There are significant political, cultural, and financial barriers to implement long-lasting transportation reforms in India. To begin, scaling projects from the national to the local level, or even from one locality to another has been a long-standing issue in India. Though

Transport in India: A Brief Overview

Following economic liberalization reforms that began to take effect in 1991, passenger and freight traffic increased in step with a nearly 63.69% increase in GDP per capita between 1991 and 2013 (Ramachandra, & Schwetmala, 2009). From 1995-2005, gross domestic product nearly

China’s Clean Air Initiative?

While much of the world anxiously watched events unfold in Ukraine, on March 5th, to mark the beginning of China’s National People’s Congress, the Prime Minister, Li Keqiang, declared the central government’s commitment to reduce levels of air pollution. He

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The Future of Rail in The United States

The United States is at a crossroads in terms of its relationship with rail as a viable transportation option. With road traffic contributing to the vast majority of transportation emissions in the United States, there is no time like the

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China’s High-Speed Rail Subsidies

China has spent more than half a trillion dollars on building the world’s largest high-speed rail network system.[1] This system has revolutionized the way business is done by dramatically lowering the time and cost of getting around the country. Additionally,

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