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31 Aug 2017

“Germany’s transport can do without oil by 2035”

Greenpeace / Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

Greenpeace Germany has published a study proposing “ambitious measures” to decarbonise German transport by 2035, carried out by Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy. To succeed, the scenario demands “a comprehensive paradigm shift in all sectors and courageous structural changes”. This includes a cut in passenger transport and slower growth of freight transport with “innovative strategies to avoid traffic”. The scenario also involves a shift from private cars to public transport, non-motorised transport, and shared mobility, and from freight transport by road to rail and inland waterways. The fossil combustion engine is replaced by e-mobility and alternative fuels. “Only if the federal government decides a date for the end of the combustion engine now, will tomorrow’s transport sector contribute its share to climate protection,” Greenpeace transport expert Benjamin Stephan said.

Read the press release in German here and the study in German here.

See the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s transport sector for more information.

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