Published October 2001
by Organization for Economic .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||196|
Get this from a library! Saving Oil and Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transport: Options and Strategies. [International Energy Agency.] -- Transport is the fastest-growing energy sector world-wide. Every year increasing numbers of drivers at the wheels of ever larger vehicles burn more petroleum products and emit more carbon dioxide. Get this from a library! Saving oil and reducing CO₂ emissions in transport: options & strategies. [International Energy Agency.; Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.;]. Get this from a library! Saving Oil and Reducing CO2 Emissions in Transport: Options and Strategies. [International Energy Agency.;]. C. Framework for Assessing Carbon Emissions from Transport Projects 9 D. Limitations of the Study 11 III. KEY FINDINGS OF THE CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS 11 A. Indicative Carbon Footprint and Savings Achieved by Transport Sector Assistance 11 B. Local Pollution Reduction, Traffic Safety, and Carbon Dioxide Reduction are Correlated
Carbon dioxide makes up 95% of all transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions. Cars, SUVs, and. pickup trucks running on conventional gasoline, diesel, and other fuels emit carbon dioxide. Combined, these vehicles account for roughly two-thirds of transportation-related emissions. To reduce greenhouse gas emissions, individuals can use cleaner modes of transportation to get around, from public transit to biking and walking. Driving Modern transportation relies heavily on petroleum, and passenger cars and light-duty trucks (i.e. sport vehicles, pickup trucks and minivans) contribute half of the carbon dioxide emissions. Producing, transporting, and refining crude oil into fuels such as gasoline and diesel accounts for ∼15 to 40% of the “well-to-wheels” life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of transport. Furthermore, transportation sector emissions are expected to increase rapidly over the next few decades. The International Energy Agency (IEA) projects that energy use and CO 2 emissions in developed countries will rise by approximately 50 percent between and Emissions in developing countries are expected to rise even faster, in some cases (such as in China and .
A study by the Breakthrough Technologies Institute found that a BRT system in a medium-sized U.S. city could reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than , tons during a . On average, oil production emitted of grams of emissions for every megajoule of crude, but nations with the most carbon-intensive practices cranked out emissions at . By taking steps to reduce your energy intake, you’ll contribute to a healthier and happier world. Protect the air and prevent climate change. Perhaps the most notable way that reducing energy helps the environment is by decreasing power plant emissions. To generate electricity, most power plants burn coal, crude oil or other fossil fuels. Reducing global transport greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will be challenging since the continuing growth in passenger and freight activity could outweigh all mitigation measures unless transport emissions can be strongly decoupled from GDP growth (high confidence). The transport sector produced GtCO 2 eq of direct GHG emissions (including.