Food for thought

A recent report by UN/GBEP (supported by in total 184 NGOs from AAFC to WWF) highlights the importance of global energy efficiency from many aspects:

ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a1348e/a1348e00.pdf

One would assume that the recently proposed EU directive for sustainable energy would be harmonised with the global demands. It is not fully the case.

The transport sector is the only sector that has specific targets, 10% bio fuel by 2020. By fixing the relative minimum target to 10% two of the globally highest priorities are counteracted.

-An approach that allows targeting the sector with the highest potential of improvement (not specific targets by sector)

-An approach that value performing the same useful work but with less energy (independently of its origin)

Buses provide the most energy efficient transports of people, as calculated by travelled kilometre per person. There is a need for global consensus about the priorities and the preferred rout to harmonise the actions globally.

About volvobuses

Adjunct Professor of Catalysis at Chalmers University of Technology. Lives in Gothenburg, Sweden, with my wife and three daughters born in 1991, 1994 and 1997. Is a passionate runner.
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