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Worldwide, demand for all modes of transport is increasing, with corresponding increases in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution and noise. These environmental impacts are being experienced by cities, regions and countries. Tackling these issues will involve developing innovative solutions to maintain economic growth while reducing the transport sector’s environmental impacts. These solutions will include new technologies, alternative fuels and more efficient use of transport systems.
Our experts have more than 20 years’ experience in developing solutions to deal with environmental issues facing the transport sector. Ricardo Energy & Environment’s work includes providing strategic advice to governments and businesses globally to help them develop policy frameworks to reduce transport emissions and other environmental impacts. We have a deep understanding of, and expertise in, new and forthcoming vehicle technologies and fuels. We deliver expert solutions to a wide range of clients to help them understand the full costs and benefits of measures for improving the sustainability of the transport sector. In addition, we have a long track record of developing and using a variety of modelling tools to aid this type of analysis. Our strong network of partners includes academics, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), suppliers, research centres and associates.
As part of Ricardo plc, Ricardo Energy & Environment has access to additional engineers and consultants whose expertise includes support to OEMs and fuel suppliers in the design and development of a wide range of high efficiency, low emission, technology solutions to improve the sustainability of transport systems worldwide.
We are world leaders in the field of sustainable transport and deliver solutions through direct technical support. Our expertise covers all modes of transport in developing and industrialised countries.
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EU Transport GHG: Routes to 2050?
In this project for the European Commission, we supported the development of a policy framework for reducing GHG emissions from the transport sector in Europe for the period 2010 to 2050. We examined the potential levels of emissions reduction that need to be achieved across the whole of Europe – covering road transport, aviation, rail and shipping. Our work also included an assessment of the feasibility, effectiveness and costs of demand-side and supply-side options for reducing emissions. We developed a new transport scenario analysis tool, known as SULTAN, which we used to help the EC assess the potential future impacts of prospective transport sector policies for reducing GHG emissions.