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Energy in transport: The railways - a solution to transport energy demand? Roger Kemp. Energy World. April 2005 P. 10-13

An article for Energy World does not need to remind readers that global warming is real and that carbon dioxide is the major cause. While many industry sectors claim to suffer from strong emissions, there does not appear to be the same push in the transport sector. This is surprising, as transport is the area where emissions are growing faster than any other. Rail transport is often cited as a greener alternative to road and a switch from road to rail as a major part of te emissions-from-transport problem. But, as Professor Roger Kemp reports, the calculations are not that simple.

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