Rail forms part of energy efficient modes of transport, says IEA

first_img TAGSenergy efficiencyIEAIndia Previous articleBBOXX secures a place in the 2019 Global Cleantech 100Next articleRwanda tender: EDCL invites bidders to install solar home systems ESI Africa RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS The report was released this week in New Delhi by IEA executivedirector, Dr Fatih Birol, at an event opened by India’s Minister of Railways,Shri Piyush Goyal. The report includes a specific focus on India. “Rail servesas a vital lifeline of India, playing a unique social and economic role,” saidDr Birol. Therefore, changes in transportation are fundamental toachieving energy transitions globally. While the rail sector carries 8% of the world’s passengersand 7% of global freight transport, it represents only 2% of total transportenergy demand, highlighting its efficiency.   The Future of Rail includes a base scenario that projects the evolution of the railways sector to 2050 on the basis of announced policies, regulations and projects. It also includes a high rail scenario to demonstrate the energy and environmental benefits of a more significant shift of passengers and goods to rail transport. Rail remains the primary transport mode in the country,providing vital connections within and between cities and regions, and guaranteeingaffordable passenger mobility that has long been a government priority. As incomes rise, demand for passenger aviation will continue to grow rapidly.If designed with comfort & reliability as key performance criteria, high-speed rail can provide an attractive, low-emissions substitute to flying https://t.co/9cW6VIapGW pic.twitter.com/Q8SaM2DTwJ— IEA (@IEA) January 31, 2019 UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Rail is among themost energy efficient modes of transport for freight and passengers, yet isoften neglected in public debate, according to a new report published by theInternational Energy Agency (IEA) prepared in cooperation with theInternational Union of Railways (UIC). Finance and Policy While the high rail scenario requires about 60% moreinvestment than in the base scenario, global CO2 emissions fromtransport peak in the late 2030s, air pollution is reduced and oil demand islowered. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The transport sector is responsible for almost one-third offinal energy demand, nearly two-thirds of oil demand and nearly one-quarter ofglobal carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fuel combustion. Evolution of therailways sector The Future of Rail is thelatest in the IEA series shining a light on “blind spots” in the energy system,which are issues that deserve more attention from policymakers. Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation “The rail sector can provide substantial benefits for the energysector as well as for the environment,” said Dr Birol. “By diversifying energysources and providing more efficient mobility, rail can lower transport energyuse and reduce carbon dioxide and local pollutant emissions,” he added.last_img

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