Greenpeace: Save billions with speed limits and home office – Economy & Volkswagen – News

Greenpeace: Save billions with speed limits and home office – Economy & Volkswagen – News


According to Greenpeace, measures such as stricter speed limits, more home offices and more carpooling could lead to billions in savings in the EU. The short-term measures would save 50 million tonnes of fuel, the environmental group said on Saturday. This is equivalent to the greenhouse gas emissions of 120 million petrol cars. This could save consumers more than 60 billion euros. According to the European Union’s statistical office Eurostat, road traffic in the EU alone was responsible for almost half of fuel consumption in the EU.

Efforts in Germany and other EU countries to make public transport free or cheaper have been shown to reduce energy and living costs. In addition, there was less traffic and congestion in cities, and lower-income households experienced more mobility.

Greenpeace uses information from official sources such as the European Environment Agency, Eurostat and the European Commission as a basis for calculations. The North Sea Brent price on September 1 was used as the basis for the cost analysis.


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