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Trend outlook – Electric driven heavy duty trucks

6/2/2017

The electrification of cars is seen by many as a large and important part of the solution to make the transport system more sustainable from a climate impact perspective. The most commonly expected solution is electric cars with batteries charged at specific charging stations. Since the driving distance of cars in general is short and […]

Source: Conlogic

UN historic agreement to phase out HFC reduces emissions of climate gases

15/10/2016

The 15th of October in Kigali some 200 countries decided on an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out the use of potent warming greenhouse gases used as cooling medium in fridges and air conditioning. The measure has been described as the single most important step that the world can take to limit global […]

Source: Climate change news

Germany wants to ban combustion engines in cars

9/10/2016

The German Federal Council, being the top legislature in Germany, representing the 16 “bundesländer” decided in a referendum on a resolution banning the combustion engine by 2030. The decision does not have any direct and practical implication as vehicle type approvals are carried out by the EU. The German intentions may however influence EU legislation […]

Source: Der Spiegel

The climate agreement in Paris is insufficient

30/6/2016

According to a new study, the present target of a maximum increase of the temperature of 2 degrees celcius will not be feasible with present national targets. According to the study the temperature is more likely to increase to 2.6 to 3.1 degrees. Read more

Source: Klimataktuellt

Freight transport in systems similar to pneumatic tube mail

27/6/2016

In 2013, Elon Musk launched the idea of a “hyperloop” to transport goods and passengers at a speed of 1000 km/h. The idea is based on vacuum tubes where capsules travel without air drag. These ideas have initiated various projects aiming to make the visions come true. One is the company Hyperloop One that has […]

Source: Dagens Industri

The first electrified highway in the world

5/6/2016

On June 22 the first electrified highway is launched on the road E16. The road uses conductive technology and will work as a test platform until December 2017. Through this technology in combination with green electricity enables the trucks to operate with very low emissions of greenhouse gases. Read more

Source: Scania

The atmosphere carbon concentration moving towards 400 ppm

3/6/2016

The global concentration of Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is moving towards the critical threshold of 400 ppm which in effect means that they will not go down below this level again. Read more

Source: The Guardian

City air pollution increases

13/5/2016

According to a WHO database some 80% of the people living in urban areas are exposed to air quality levels that exceed WHO limits. The assessment shows that 98% of cities in low- and middle income countries with more than 100 000 inhabitants exceed the quality guidelines while in high-income countries, the percentage is 56%. […]

Source: WHO

Monitoring, reporting and verification of carbon dioxide emissions from ships

2/5/2016

In the EU, there is comprehensive on-going work to develop and establish a system that ensures a uniform assessment and monitoring of carbon dioxide from sea transport. The work is carried out under the abbreviation MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) where carbon dioxide emissions from ships calling EU ports must be reported from 2018. The […]

Source: IMO, Aktuell Hållbarhet

Energy-related emissions of carbon dioxide stalled

24/3/2016

According to analysis by International Energy Agency (IEA), the energy-related emissions of CO2 stalled for the second year in a row as the use of renewable energy surged. These preliminary figures confirm last year’s news of global CO2 emissions levels staying flat. According to IEA this indicates a decoupling of greenhouse gas emissions from economic […]

Source: IEA

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