Developing strategies for clean, efficient transport
The Low Emission Transport Toolkit supports development planners, technical experts, and decision-makers at national and local levels to plan and implement low emission transport systems that support economic growth. This toolkit helps users navigate a variety of resources to identify the most effective tools to build and implement low emission development strategies (LEDS) for the transport sector.
Globally, the transport sector is responsible today for approximately 23% of total energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, and its emissions are increasing at a rate faster than that of any other sector. With countries and cities facing a rising need for transport services over the coming decades, governments have a unique opportunity to meet this demand and enable economic growth while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of comprehensive policies, behavioral change, and adoption of energy efficient technologies for the transport sector.
GIZ sourcebook module 5d: The CDM in the transport sector
The Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force on February 6th 2005, established three innovative “mechanisms” designed to help countries with reduction commitments cut the cost of meeting their emission targets. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is related to projects realized in developing countries with GHG reductions sold to countries with reduction commitments. This module focuses on CDM and the GHG market; CDM transport projects; core elements of a transport methodology; and case studies in CDM.
Transit Oriented Development: Moving from rhetoric to reality
This paper offers an expanded definition of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) that focuses primarily on functions and outcomes, such as increased location efficiency and mobility, more housing and shopping choices, and enhanced value recapture and value return. It also makes recommendations on how projects can be improved, focusing on the roles that can be played by the five main actors in the development process
Transportation biofuels in the United States
While the biofuels wave seems to be gaining strength daily in the United States, there have also been many concerns about the implications of ramping up biofuels production. This report is intended to act as a tool to provide an overview of the current status of the major developments in the biofuels industry.
Electric vehicles: Charged with potential
This study investigated the implications of the large-scale adoption of electric vehicles in Britain and the issues that need to be addressed if electric cars are to fulfill the expectation that they will maintain personal mobility in the face of diminishing and evermore expensive oil supplies and will contribute to the necessary limitation of CO2 emissions.
Electric vehicles in China: Emissions and health impacts
E-bikes in China are the single largest adoption of alternative fuel vehicles in history, with more than 100 million e-bikes purchased in the past decade and vehicle ownership about 2× larger for e-bikes as for conventional cars; e-car sales, too, are rapidly growing. This paper compares emissions (CO2, PM2.5, NOX, HC) and environmental health impacts (primary PM2.5) from the use of conventional vehicles (CVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) in 34 major cities in China. The paper finds that for most cities, the net result is that primary PM2.5 environmental health impacts per passenger-km are greater for e-cars than for gasoline cars (3.6× on average), lower than for diesel cars (2.5× on average), and equal to diesel buses. In contrast, e-bikes yield lower environmental health impacts per passenger-km than the three CVs investigated: gasoline cars (2×), diesel cars (10×), and diesel buses (5×).
Transport regulation from theory to practice: General observations and a case study
The paper analyses a number of general transport and mode-specific issues that can provide indications for both setting up regulatory bodies and orienting their strategies. And includes a national case study is presented (Italy), where no specific regulatory institution for the transport sector has existed until now, but where some attempts at introducing regulatory principles have been made, albeit with little practical success.
Transport Research Laboratory
The UK’s Transport Research Laboratory is an internationally recognised centre of excellence providing world-class research, consultancy, testing and certification for all aspects of transport. The website provides publications, news, software and many other products and services related to transport
Truck stop electrification site locator
This resource was developed as a collaborative effort between the U.S. Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy. It displays public truck stop locations that have idle reduction facilities for heavy-duty trucks. There are two types of truck stop electrification facilities in the database, and some require special equipment to be installed on the truck.