Improvement of energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are highly important global goals. Information considering energy use and emissions and measures to improve efficiency and reduce emissions are needed in every sector of our society in order to mitigate climate change and to respond to rising energy prices. Information and measures are also needed in the freight transport and logistics sector. However, information about energy use in road freight transport is often insufficient for understanding the relationships between economic activity, road freight transport and carbon dioxide emissions.
This research aimed to improve the quality of this information in order to enable deep understanding of the past development and possible futures of the energy efficiency and carbon dioxide emissions of road freight transport. Project poster and presentation are available here.