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IRU Position on road transport and oil - 2005

The IRU emphasises that oil should be reserved for road transport as there is no other economically viable alternative available. Indeed, a large proportion of oil is allocated to fixed installations (e.g. heating and electricity) for which alternative cost-efficient sources of energy already exist whereas mobile applications, such as road transport, are technically limited. The IRU also highlights that the road transport industry has achieved a huge reduction in its oil consumption (36% since 1970) and yet remains increasingly financially penalised, in particular with regard to taxes which may represent up to 70% of the price of fuel in some countries.

Published on: 05/10/2005 - 08:30
Author: IRU
Type of document: Policy documents
Category: Decarbonisation
Region: Global
Size: 3 pages