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Transports Emissions - European Commission

Understand energy challenges in transports with 4 figures

Transports Emissions - European Commission

In the European Union, the transport sector is responsible for 31% of the energy consumption and for 21% of the GHG community emissions excluding aviation.

The evolution of the industrialised countries’ cities which currently gather the essential of human activities, has reinforced the concentration of the population in urban centres (Currently, 80% of the European population is concentrated in urban areas).

This fact reinforced the increase of the transport pollution up to 40% of greenhouse gases in the cities. Despite the public transport offer, the use of individual vehicles such as cars remains frequent. By habit, comfort, independence, freedom, users abandon their personal vehicle with difficulty. In the city, we frequently observe thus problems of roadway saturation and increase of pollution of the air, etc.

EU Public Transport

Can we do Energy Efficiency in public transport?

EU Public Transport

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Population in European cities increases more and more and so the dependence to infrastructures to travel. In a context of urban sprawl confronted to the double effect of fuel prices increase and new working hours, the treatment of mobility constitutes a fundamental component of our territories attractiveness, as seen in a previous post. Energy Efficiency in public transport is a key leverage to improve attractivity.

The question of mobility is also asked in environmental terms; public transit networks are tremendous tools to reduce CO2 emissions and local pollutions. The fight against global warming will be determining for the evolution of transport.