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Transport accounts for 26% of UK greenhouse gas emissions, making it the highest emitting sector

Whether moving freight or passengers, transportation plays a major role in our society and economy. The transport sector can be broadly divided into four main areas – air, road, rail and marine. Currently, transport accounts for approximately one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions due to its heavy reliance on energy-dense fossil fuels. Transport emissions reduction potential exists through changes such as modal shift, behavioural change, technological advancements, the use of non-fossil fuels and new business models.

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Energy Insight: Transport - fuel: UK road transport energy consumption (DSS23a)

2018-7-9
Total fuel use for road vehicles  remained relatively steady over the period 2011 to 2016. Vehicle users were encouraged to switch from petrol to diesel in order to reduce CO2 emissions and the d...

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Power sector progress masks marked failure to decarbonise transport, agriculture and buildings – CCC

2018-7-3
The UK’s success in lowering power sector emissions is masking marked failures in other areas that are lagging when it comes to decarbonisation, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) in it...

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Renewables make up 70% of new power capacity, but lag in heating and transport

2018-6-18
Renewable power made up 70% of net additions to global power generating capacity last year, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the report emphasises the progre...

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Renewables make 70% of new power but lagging in heating and transport

2018-6-14
Renewable power made up 70% of net additions of global power generating capacity last year, according to REN21’s Renewables 2018 Global Status Report (GSR). But the report emphasises the progre...

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S Kollamthodl, Alternatives to oil for road, air and sea transport, Energy World, June 2018, p14

2018-6
In UK, a survey by Ricardo of the emissions generated by transport fuels confirms that petroleum provides over 95% of the energy consumed by the transport sector, and then concludes that, on the road,...

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Technical guidance publications

EI Research report: Investigation into the possible risks arising from the presence and operation of lithium-ion (rechargeable) button cell energised devices in potentially flammable atmospheres associated with transport fuels

2018
This report was undertaken to assess the possible ignition risks posed by rechargeable lithium-ion button cell energised devices in potentially explosive atmospheres associated with transport fuels.Th...

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Fuels for gas turbine engines

2018
Published by Landfall Press; Author: Eric Goodger. Since its emergence during WW2 as a viable alternative to the piston engine,the gas turbine engine has enjoyed a period of rapid development, be...

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Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (known as the Blue Book)

2018
The fourth edition of Design, construction, modification, maintenance and decommissioning of filling stations (also known as the Blue Book) is essential reading for all those involved in the design, c...

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IP 381: Aviation fuels - Estimation of net specific energy

2018
ScopeThis International Standard describes a procedure for the estimation of the net specific energy of aviation fuels from their aniline point, density and sulfur content. It is not applicable to pur...

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Guidance on managing environmental risks associated with land contamination at filling stations

2018
The intent of this publication is to act as a reference guide for individuals charged with the management of environmental risks associated with land and groundwater contamination at filling stations ...

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