The impact of the economic crisis and policy actions on GHG emissions from road transport in Spain

Sobrino Vazquez, Natalia y Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés (2014). The impact of the economic crisis and policy actions on GHG emissions from road transport in Spain. "Energy Policy", v. 74 ; pp. 486-498. ISSN 0301-4215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2014.07.020.

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Título: The impact of the economic crisis and policy actions on GHG emissions from road transport in Spain
Autor/es:
  • Sobrino Vazquez, Natalia
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: Energy Policy
Fecha: Noviembre 2014
Volumen: 74
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Road transport; GHG emissions; Economic crisis
Escuela: Centro de Investigación del Transporte (TRANSyT) (UPM)
Departamento: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

Road traffic is the greatest contributor to the carbon footprint of the transport sector and reducing it has become one of the main targets of sustainable transport policies. An analysis of the main factors influencing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is essential for designing new energy- and environmentally efficient strategies for the road transport. This paper addresses this need by (i) identifying factors which influence the carbon footprint, including traffic activity, fuel economy and socioeconomic development; and (ii) proposing a methodological framework which uses Modified Laspeyres Index decomposition to analyze the effect of important drivers on the changes in emissions of road transport in Spain during the period from 1990 to 2010. The results demonstrate that the country׳s economic growth has been closely linked to the rise in GHG emissions. The innovative contribution of this paper is the special analysis of the changes in mobility patterns and GHG emissions during the economic crisis, when, for the first time, Spanish road traffic emissions decreased. The reduction of road transport and improved energy efficiency has been powerful contributors to this decrease, demonstrating the effectiveness of energy-saving measures. On the basis of this analysis, several tailored policy recommendations have been suggested for future implementation.

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Identificador DC: http://oa.upm.es/32491/
Identificador OAI: oai:oa.upm.es:32491
Identificador DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.07.020
URL Oficial: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0301421514004480
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Depositado el: 11 Abr 2015 10:47
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