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Limited opportunity for lower freight emissions from rail in

Postby David Benton » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:29 pm

Limited opportunity for lower freight emissions from coastal shipping and rail, says New Zealand- MoT.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news ... d=11919490
I don't agree, there is plenty of longer distance freight that could be won from Road, and I suspect from medium distance with more investment. The problem is much of the rail system is running on 19th century alignments.
I note they don't define "limited", though I agree more could be saved by switching to electric vehicles.
There is an election in 3 weeks where the incumbent govt is proposing more investment in roads, whilst the opposition is proposing more investment in rail. Draw your own conclusions over the timing of this report.
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Re: Limited opportunity for lower freight emissions from rai

Postby Benny » Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:41 am

It seems Italy....

Ciao :wink:
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Re: Limited opportunity for lower freight emissions from rai

Postby george matthews » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:14 pm

The increase of hurricanes in several parts of the world ought to make the reduction of CO2 outputs more urgent. Electrified rail should be a small step toward putting a brake on CO2 output.
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Re: Limited opportunity for lower freight emissions from rai

Postby David Benton » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:48 pm

Its starting to look like we will have a change of government , and the new coalition is promising investment in rail over road.
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Re: Limited opportunity for lower freight emissions from rai

Postby johnthefireman » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:49 am

David Benton wrote:Its starting to look like we will have a change of government , and the new coalition is promising investment in rail over road.


Your new Labour leader looks like an exciting prospect.

Apologies if that is a political statement!
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Re: Limited opportunity for lower freight emissions from rai

Postby David Benton » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:33 am

Not at all John.
She is the most charismatic politician we have had in a long time. It is incredible to think a month ago only 6 % preferred her to be Prime Minister.
If the young turn out to vote, (not compulsory here, and traditionally they don't vote in numbers), it will be a landslide.
Labour, the Green Party, and NZ First are likely coalition partners, and they all have campaigned on increased use of rail and public transport, and addressing climate change.
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