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Policy oriented emission factors for road freight transport

Dente, Sébastien M.R.; Tavasszy, Lóránt

Transportation research. Part D. Transport and environment. Volume 61:Number PA (2018, June); pp 33-41 -- Elsevier

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  • Title:
    Policy oriented emission factors for road freight transport
  • Author: Dente, Sébastien M.R.;
    Tavasszy, Lóránt
  • Found In: Transportation research. Part D. Transport and environment. Volume 61:Number PA (2018, June); pp 33-41
  • Journal Title: Transportation research. Part D. Transport and environment
  • Subjects: Transportation--Environmental aspects--Periodicals; Transportation--Research--Periodicals; Sustainability indicators--Emission functions--Road freight transport; Dewey: 354.76
  • Rights: Licensed
  • Publication Details: Elsevier
  • Abstract: Highlights Development of simplified emission factors from comprehensive models. As easy to use as ton-kilometer factor but more accurate for logistic actors. Boundary of emissions models linked to hypothesis on logistic variables. Abstract Impact assessments of carbon emission mitigation policies by shippers and carriers require appropriate emission models and indicators of logistics activity. Usually, the ton-kilometer indicator is used to measure logistics activity, and emissions are calculated as a linear function of this indicator. Generally, the models that emission factors originate from are unknown. This makes their application difficult, especially when interdependencies between measures must be considered. Here, we develop a policy oriented framework of simplified emission factors that are derived from internally consistent, comprehensive models, are applicable to the various measures by different logistic actors and are as easy to use as the usual ton-kilometer indicator. We identify a set of emission factors by taking simple first order derivatives of two comprehensive models proposed in the literature, the EcoTransIT World Model and the Ligterink model. The approach allows us to compare the models and discuss the effectiveness of our framework for alternative mitigation strategies. We position the emission factors of the first as a specific case of the latter model and discuss the bounds of the applicability of emission factors from the two models.
  • Identifier: System Number: ETOCvdc_100059044330.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 1361-9209; doi/10.1016/j.trd.2017.03.021
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): 9026.274630
  • UIN: ETOCvdc_100059044330.0x000001

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