RE: [NewMobilityCafe] New report on transport and climate change
MessageSimonCan you send me the original DEFRA reference to the 8.5% increase in CO2 from cars. It would be very handy to have right now. We had ken livingstone claiming yesterday that it was okay for him to press ahead with building a new road bridge (4 lanes of cars/lorries, 2 lanes for buses) as by the time it was built we would have started to drive low or zero emission vehicles - the long established rallying cry of the techno fix brigade. Never mind the inspectors report from the public inquiry rejecting the Thames Gateway Bridge as bad for climate change, bad for air quality and bad for casualty reduction.And he even said he "regrets going through the fiasco of public inquiries".CheersIan-----Original Message-----
From: NewMobilityCafe@yahoogroups.com [mailto:NewMobilityCafe@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of simonfield2004
Sent: 12 September 2007 20:41
Subject: [NewMobilityCafe] New report on transport and climate change
Nothing particularly surprising in this report, although it's pleasing
to see personal carbon allowances mentioned and explored in more
detail in one of the daughter documents. A few points are rather
alarming e.g. the claim that emissions of CO2 from cars have remained
stable in recent years is somewhat different to the 8.5% increase
figure I have repeatedly quoted from DEFRA statistics.
The headline figure for cars is that (an additional?) 15 million
tonnes of CO2 could be saved per year by 2020 (p. 84). My quick
calculation makes this 21% of the 70 MtCO2 emitted by cars in the UK
in 2005. Sounds impressive, but this is based on 'soft measures' and
a statutory 100 g CO2/km fuel intensity standard. I'm not convinced
the Government has the courage to 'lock in' the benefits of these
measures (if they happen) through fuel pricing and/or road pricing and
a fundamental reallocation of space from the motor car to more benign
modes. The latter isn't even mentioned in the report, whilst uncited
research by Jillian Anable concluded that 'die hard drivers' are
unresponsive to information and marketing strategies.
How are we going to achieve CO2 emissions cuts of 60-90% by 2050? Is
there a better alternative to personal carbon rationing?
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The Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT), the Government's key
transport advisor, has today published its report on climate change.
The Commission recommends a range of practical, cost-effective
measures to reduce transport's impact on the environment. The
combined effect of CfIT's recommendations would be to reduce carbon
emissions from UK transport by 2020 by 71% over current plans.
CfIT's press release can be found at:
http://www.cfit. gov.uk/pn/ 070912/index. htm
and the report at:
http://www.cfit. gov.uk/docs/ 2007/climatechan ge/index. htm
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