Freight Transport, Energy Use, and Emission Trends in Spain

This study analyzes trends in freight transport, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions in Spain from 1990 to 2007. Freight transport contributes 8.5% of Spain’s greenhouse gas emissions. The emissions have experienced a 68% increase from 1990, which is 53% above the level that Spain committed to under the Kyoto Protocol; road freight made up most of the increase. Energy use will continue to grow unless there are important reductions in the energy intensities of road freight and a change in the modal share. On the basis of the most likely development of these factors, emissions will rise an additional 53% by 2025 and thereby push the sector 167% above the 1990 base year values. Emissions could be reduced 3.3% by 2025 compared with the 2007 level if the average performance of road diesel vehicles in 2025 shows a 55% increase in efficiency.


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  • Accession Number: 01155431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309160667
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 10-0307
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 25 2010 10:11AM