Transport

Commuting to Dublin

Transport emissions decreased by 2.4% in 2017 or 0.29 Mt CO2eq. This is the first year of decreased emissions after four successive years of increases in transport emissions. In road transport in 2017, gasoline use continued to decrease by 6.7% while diesel use increased by 8.0% and biofuels use decreased by 9.8%. Looking at the underlying drivers, the number of passenger diesel cars increased by 10.3% in 2017 while the number of passenger petrol cars decreased by 6.0%, commercial vehicle numbers increased by 2.3% and employment continued to grow with 3.1% growth recorded between Q4 2016 and Q4 2017 (EPA, 2019).


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