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Non-motorised Transport © Climate Tech Wiki - acc and www.bmvbs.de

Non-motorised transport (NMT) is often a key element of successfully encouraging clean urban transport. It can be a very attractive mode of transport for relatively short distances, which make up...

Passive house design © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

Increasing awareness of energy efficiency and climate change has led to new developments in the building sector, including the concept of passive house, low carbon buildings, and even zero...

Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Plug-in hybrid car (source: http://www.treehugger.com)

A plug in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) is a hybrid electric vehicle with the ability to recharge its energy storage with electricity from an off-board power source such as a grid. PHEVs have the...

Public transport Light-rail, trains and buses are all key parts of the global transport future.

Public transport (mass transit) is critical to the proper functioning of any city, town or rural area. A range of transit modes offer different capacity opportunities, and therefore...

Regenerative braking in trains Electrostar c2c train using regenerative breaking in London (source: Bombardier)

Employing regenerative braking in trains can lead to substantial CO2 emission reductions, especially when applied to full stop service commuter trains (8 – 17%) and to very dense...

Smelt reduction for iron and steel sector © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

The iron and steel sector is the second-largest industrial user of energy, consuming 616 Mtoe in 2007 and is also the largest industrial source of CO2 emissions. The five most...

Vehicle and fuel technologies © ClimateTechWiki and respective owners

This article describes a broad range of vehicle and fuel technologies for motorised transport that are currently available or in development. Their characteristics, advantages and disadvantages...

Waste management: increased recycling of products, components and materials Recycling, sorting

According to the EC (19 November, 2008) “waste means any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to discard.” Recycling materials and products – that are considered...

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