The STREAM passenger transport project (Study on TRansport Emissions of All Modes) reviews the current air-pollutant and carbon emissions of passenger transport and makes projections for the year 2020. One of the fruits of this research is a model that calculates vehicle emissions on the basis of emissions-abatement and logistical parameters . (There is also a STREAM project on international freight)
Is it better to go by rail for that holiday trip, or will a well-occupied car have a similar environmental impact ? This depends on the vehicles employed and their emissions abatement systems, logistical parameters and the emissions of interest (CO2 or air pollutants, for example).
The STREAM passenger transport project was developed in cooperation with key stakeholders, including the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure & Environment, the Foundation for Climate-Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO), MilieuCentraal, the Stimular Foundation and Dutch Rail (NS).
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