Category Archives: Policy and Planning

Norway’s Path to Sustainable Transport

Illustration of a "green" car
Thanks to the substantial purchase tax levied on new passenger cars, the Norwegian government has a quite powerful climate policy instrument at its hand. Continued application of this instrument may halve the greenhouse gas emissions from Norwegian cars within two or three decades. On...

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Best Practice Factory for Freight Transport

Translifter Cassette system
BESTFACT project collects, develops, evaluates and circulates good ideas for city logistics, green logistics and co-modality as well as e-freight. Best practice descriptions (95 so far) are freely available from the project website. BESTFACT develops, disseminates and enhances the...

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Reforms in Vehicle Registration Tax Can Reduce CO2-emissions

The Norwegian Parliaments target to reduce new passenger vehicles average CO2-emission to 85 g/km (type-approval value) in 2020, can be achieved by reforms in the vehicle registration tax. In three out of four scenarios, described in this report from Institute of Transport Economics, the...

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