Energy savings in freight transport: opportunities, examples and impacts

Start/Stop Date:
21 Feb 2023
streamSAVE project
Focus Areas:
energy efficiency in transport
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Tuesday 21 February, from 11 to 12.30 am CET, online (Zoom)

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About 31% of the EU27 final energy consumption in 2019 was from transport (Eurostat data). However, only a small share of the cumulative energy savings reported by the Member States to their energy savings obligation for 2014-2020 was achieved in transport.

This online workshop will therefore discuss opportunities for energy savings in transport, focusing on freight transport. As more than 77% of the inland freight is done with road transport, the main options discussed will be modal shift and improving the efficiency of vehicles


- Assessing the potential of modal shift for freight transport in EU Member States, by Elisabeth Böck, AEA – Austrian Energy Agency (streamSAVE project)

- Opportunities and impacts of developing modal shift for freight, by Conor Feighan, European Rail Freight Association

- The example of the Ferrobonus and Marebonus programmes in Italy, by Maria Lelli, ENEA – Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

- Discussing options to reduce the energy consumption and GHG emissions from road freight, by James Nix, Transport & Environment