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Sustainable innovations in road transport: assessing the impact of new technology on energy use and emissions
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ECN Policy Studies 6-11-2008
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-M--08-080 Conference Paper
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Presented at: European Transport Conference 2008, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands, 6-8 oktober 2008.

In line with the European climate policy and going even further, the Dutch government has set ambitious climate targets for 2020. The policy programme ‘Clean and Efficient’ (VROM, 2007) aspires a greenhouse gas emission reduction of 30% below 1990 levels, an annual energy saving rate of 2%, and a 20% share of renewable energy in 2020. These overall targets will have important consequences for the transport sector, which contributes to approximately 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the Netherlands. Without additional policies, greenhouse gas emissions in the transport sector are projected to grow up to 55% above 1990 levels in 2020 (CPB/MNP/RPB, 2006). Based on an overall assessment of policies and measures (Menkveld et al, 2007), specific reduction targets of 13-17 Mton have been indicated for the Dutch transport sector, corresponding with a range of 0- 13% above 1990 levels in 2020.

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