Energy intensity in road freight transport of heavy goods vehicles in Spain
Andrés, Lidia
Padilla, Emilio
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada

Imprint: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada 2014
Description: 33 p.
Abstract: This paper examines the factors that have influenced the energy intensity of the Spanish road freight transport of heavy goods vehicles over the period 1996–2012. This article aims to contribute to a better understanding of the factors behind the energy intensity change of road freight and also to inform the design of measures to improve energy efficiency in road freight transport. The paper uses both annual single-period and chained multi-period multiplicative LMDI-II decomposition analysis. The results suggest that the decrease in the energy intensity of Spanish road freight in the period is explained by the change in the real energy intensity index (lower energy consumption per tonne-kilometre transported), which is partially offset by the behaviour of the structural index (greater share in freight transport of those commodities the transportation of which is more energy intensive). The change in energy intensity is analysed in more depth by quantifying the contribution of each commodity through the attribution of changes in Divisia indices.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/ECO2012-34591
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció 2009SGR-600
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Language: Anglès.
Series: Documents de treball
Series: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia Aplicada) ; 14.01
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Economia de l'energia ; Energy intensity ; Divisia index decomposition ; Road freight transport ; LMDI

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