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Energy efficiency in transport and mobility from an eco-efficiency viewpoint

Publication year: 2010brbSource:/b Energy, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 8 June 2010brAlfonso Aranda, Usón , Antonio Valero, Capilla , Ignacio Zabalza, Bribián , Sabina, Scarpellini , Eva Llera, SastresabrEuropean Union countries’ current energy policies for the transport sector promote, amongst other initiatives; urban mobility plans, the renewal of fleets of cars and industrial vehicles and the introduction of biofuel. From the point of view of eco-efficiency and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), energy policies must go further. The objective of this paper is to analyse the current transport model and the policies on energy efficiency being promoted in the EU from a LCA point of view. Special attention has been paid to private vehicles, in assessing the environmental impact of the various stages of manufacture, their use and disposal,…

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