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Green Logistics by Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, Sharon Cullinane, Alan McKinnon

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Benefits and costs of switching to alternative fuels

Sharon Cullinane and Julia Edwards

INTRODUCTION

As discussed in Chapter 2, freight transport is responsible for a high proportion of the approximately 20 per cent of total global greenhouse gas (GHG) emitted by the transport sector, with emissions from diesel fuel accounting for the majority of this. As a consequence, a great deal of international effort and money is being expended on the development and production of alternative fuels. This chapter analyses the potential of the various alternative fuels (AFs) for use within the freight transport sector and assesses their environmental ...

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