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Energy efficient transport

6. Energy efficient transport. Moving sustainably. Rethinking transport. Transport essential to businesses and individuals But accounts for 20% of EU energy use and growing fast Most goods transported by road – one of most energy intensive modes

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Energy efficient transport

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  1. 6 Energy efficient transport Moving sustainably Energy efficient transport

  2. Rethinking transport • Transport essential to businesses and individuals • But accounts for 20% of EU energy use and growing fast • Most goods transported by road – one of most energy intensive modes • Cleaner transport modes exist but need change in attitudes and correct policies Energy efficient transport

  3. What is the EU doing? • Energy efficiency action plan (2006) includes transport • Car fuel efficiency-labelling directive (1999) • Green paper on urban mobility (Sept 2007) • Intelligent Energy Europe II (2007-2013) funds transport projects • Research for energy-efficient transport technologies • CIVITAShelps cities implement efficient transport • ELTIS supports best practice in urban and regional transport • Mobility Week promotes cleaner transport to public and businesses • Marco Polo programme supports freight shift from road transport Energy efficient transport

  4. Cleaner road vehicles and urban transport • Maximising efficient forms of transport essential – e.g. public transport in towns and trains for longer journeys • But cars will remain significant transport form – the vehicles used should be most efficient • Considerable potential to save energy through more efficient components in road vehicles – air conditioning, tyres • Cleaner car models exist, but need support to compete on market • Support needed for research and development of technologies – electric, hybrid or fuel cell vehicles • Inefficient urban transport causes unnecessary energy consumption • Local authorities can take lead • Buses and rubbish lorries can run on clean energy Energy efficient transport

  5. Good practice 1: La Ribera in biodiesel (2003 onwards) • Community project in La Ribera region (Spain) • Solves waste problems and fights climate change • Collects waste oil from food businesses, converts to biodiesel • Fuel used in public vehicle fleets • In 2004, 260 698 litres of oil collected from 418 businesses • To be extended to private cars – biofuel fitted service stations to open • Extending collection to household oil • Coordinated by L'Agència Energètica de la Ribera (AER) • www.managenergy.net/download/gp2005.pdf Energy efficient transport

  6. Energy efficiency in other transport modes • More awareness needed of alternatives to road transport, especially for long-distance goods transport. • Includes switch to rail in mountains or developing ‘motorways of the sea’ • Air transport has much greater energy intensity than other modes – and its environmental impact is growing fast • Scope to combine transport modes much more effectively Energy efficient transport

  7. Re-thinking mobility • Changing our attitudes is vital • Actions for individuals – more use of public transport, car-sharing, cycling, home working • Local authorities and businesses can lead communities by promoting sustainable mobility for their employees • Schools can raise awareness amongst youngsters • Driving schools and car dealers can promote ‘eco-driving’ Energy efficient transport

  8. Good practice 2: ECODRIVEN • Campaign across nine countries in 2007-2008 • Raising awareness of ‘eco-driving’ – driving techniques that lead to fuel savings of 5-10% • Benefits in addition to lower emissions include cost savings, fewer accidents and less noise • Organised by municipalities, SMEs and hauliers, together with car dealers, fuel stations, touring clubs, shops, motorists' associations and schools • Aiming to reach 2.5 million drivers and avoid 0.5 million tonnes CO2 by 2010 • http://www.ecodrive.org Energy efficient transport

  9. What is ManagEnergy? • Initiative by European Commission Directorate-General for Energy and Transport • Supports local and regional actions on energy efficiency and renewable energies • Training workshops/online events • Information on case studies, good practices, legislation and programmes • Network of local and regional energy agencies (LEAs) Energy efficient transport

  10. More information? • www.managenergy.net Energy efficient transport

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