Category Archives: Transport

Sleepless Nights

Tweet Last month I was on holiday in Portugal, under strict orders from my wife to relax. Just to make sure, she confiscated my laptop and phone, issued a ban on many of my favorite terms, from ‘corporate sustainability’ to … Continue reading

How to reduce fossil fuel – new inquiry by the Swedish Government

Tweet A week ago journalists, lobbyists, politicians and various other stakeholders attended Almedalen Week, one of Sweden’s biggest political events. A total of 17,000 people took part in approximately 1700 different seminars and workshops and of those that attended, 300 were … Continue reading

Landstrips and Sustainable City Development

Tweet It is a common misconception that sustainability in air travel is just about curbing CO2 emissions from airplanes. Of course this helps but the aviation industry’s responsibilities are far wider than this. The sector is responsible for about 2 … Continue reading

Airlines look for a new landing strip….

Tweet Just before Christmas the European Union Court of Justice successfully upheld EU law to include foreign airlines in its Emission Trading Scheme (ETS). From this month, the EU Aviation Directive will force all airlines to buy carbon credits for … Continue reading

In the shadow of the budget debts in the US

Tweet President Obama announced last week a historic agreement with thirteen major automakers to increasing fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. This will save U.S. drivers $1.7 trillion in fuel … Continue reading

Sweden on the top of the list of biofuel use in Europe

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The US Aviation Industry and Greenhouse gases

Tweet The European Court of Justice is set to hold its first hearing today on the legality of the European Union’s emissions trading plan for the airline industry. The Air Transport Association and several of its American member airlines are … Continue reading

Alternative fuel vehicles up to 38,1 % in Sweden (March 2011)

Tweet In March 2011 registered 11 244 alternative fuel vehicles, equivalent to 38.1% against 34.1% in March 2010. The green car share so far this year is 35.4% against 35.9% in the same period last year. Most registered are diesel versions of Volvo V50, VWGolf, Ford Focus, Kia C’eed, and Renault Megane. For environmental cars  in March were 12.2% ethanol cars, 58.7% diesel, 20.5% gasoline, 3.7% and 4.9%hybrid gas, according to BilSweden Read more Gröna Bilister and Bil Sweden  

The EU Transport strategy 2050: key measures – guide

Tweet The European Commission adopted a comprehensive strategy (Transport 2050) for a competitive transport system that will increase mobility, remove major barriers in key areas and fuel growth and employment. At the same time, the proposals will dramatically reduce Europe’s … Continue reading