The European Commission's DG ENER develops and carries out the Commission's policies on energy.
The overall objective of this project is to provide information about the lifecycle GHG emissions of fossil fuels used in transport based on collection of actual data to the extent possible. The considerable information uncertainty related to the collection and elaboration of these data, as well as to the required regional/geographical specification of data has been tackled with the assessment of the range of the GHG emissions in the form of minimum, maximum and weighted average values.
The Danish Energy Agency has developed an LCA model for transportation fuels. This model includes all modes of transportation, cars, trucks, buses, trains, planes, and ships. It also includes a significant number of conventional and alternative fuels pathways. (S&T)2 developed the portion of the model that calculated the emissions associated with the materials in the vehicles, vessels, rail cars, and airplanes.
(S&T)2 developed a bill of materials for each of the modes of transport. Information on cars, trucks, buses, trains, ships, and planes was obtained. To the degree possible European data for the bill of materials has been used.
The Danish Energy Agency administers energy and supply in Denmark as well as climate initiatives. The Danish Energy Agency is a part of the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate. They publish catalogues of technology data for energy technologies. Technology Data provides information about technology, economy and environment for a number of energy installations and are among other things used by the Danish Energy Agency for energy projections.
Yukon Energy is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arm’s length from the Yukon government. They are the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon and work with their parent company Yukon Development Corporation, to provide a sufficient supply of safe, reliable electricity and related energy services.
The Coordinating Research Council, Inc. (CRC) is a non-profit corporation supported by the petroleum and automotive equipment industries. CRC operates through the committees made up of technical experts from industry and government who voluntarily participate. The four main areas of research within CRC are: air pollution (atmospheric and engineering studies); aviation fuels, lubricants, and equipment performance; heavy-duty vehicle fuels, lubricants, and equipment performance (e.g., diesel trucks); and light-duty vehicle fuels, lubricants, and equipment performance (e.g., passenger cars). CRC’s function is to provide the mechanism for joint research conducted by the two industries that will help in determining the optimum combination of petroleum products and automotive equipment. CRC’s work is limited to research that is mutually beneficial to the two industries involved. The final results of the research conducted by, or under the auspices of, CRC are available to the public.
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