Wednesday July 15, 2020

Freight CO2 emissions to increase by 48%

ERSI says implementing strict fuel efficiency standards for road vehicles is best way to limit projected rise

Daniel Murray

Business Reporter

@danieltmurray
28th June, 2020
Freight transport involves the movement of goods in bulk by road vehicles, train, aircraft and ships

Freight transport in Ireland is expected to double by 2050 and CO2 emissions will grow by 48 per cent without additional policy interventions, according to a new report from the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Freight transport involves the movement of goods in bulk by road vehicles, train, aircraft and ships. In one of the first studies done into the climate performance of Ireland’s freight sector, the ESRI modelled demand between 2015 and 2050, focusing on road...

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