Railway Handbook 2016
The fifth edition of the Railway Handbook on Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions was released in October 2016.
This statistical publication aims to provide insights into the rail sector’s developments over the past decades in terms of tracks implementation, electrification, high-speed rail growth and the sector’s energy and carbon performance. This new edition takes into account the Paris Agreement, the historic outcome of the 21st UNFCC Conference of Parties in December 2015 in which more than 180 countries pledged to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Part 2 of this year’s handbook emphasizes the analysis and the evaluation of rail sector and national targets, also compared to other modes of transport.
The data presented in this handbook was compiled from IEA statistics and inputs from UIC members to provide solid and consistent information to policy and decision makers, promoting the role of sustainable transport as one of the key actors towards a more energy efficient and low carbon future.
This work also enables the IEA to provide more comprehensive and reliable rail data to the Mobility Model, the IEA’s analytical tool for global transport activity, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Our work on Transport
Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI)
EVI is a multi-government policy forum dedicated to accelerating the introduction and adoption of electric vehicles worldwide
Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)
GFEI is the partnership of the IEA, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Transport Forum of the OECD (ITF), the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) and the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis
Mobility Model Partnership
MoMo is a global transport spreadsheet model that has been developed since 2003 contains detailed by mode, by fuel and by region historical data and projections to 2050 fo rthe transport sector
The handbook aims to provide insights into the rail sector’s developments over the past decades in terms of tracks implementation, electrification, high-speed rail growth and the sector’s energy and carbon performance
Transport Technology Collaboration Programmes
IEA Technology Collaboration Programmes (TCPs) are unique research partnerships that underpin IEA efforts to support innovation for energy security, economic growth and environmental protection
Future Scenarios for Transport
Access our latest modelling and analysis to gain insight into potential future scenarios for transport globally
The Future of Trucks
Vehicle efficiency technologies, systemic improvements in logistics, and alternative fuels can help meet key environmental policy objectives
Global EV Outlook 2017
The Global EV Outlook 2017 provides insights on recent EV technology, market, and policy developments
International Comparison of Light-Duty Vehicle Fuel Economy 2005-2015
Policy frameworks, including fuel economy standards and differentiated taxation are linked with improved fuel economy
- Plotting a more sustainable course for the international shipping sector
3 October 2017
- IEA study unveils key role for trucks in global oil-demand growth
3 July 2017
- New CEM campaign aims for goal of 30% new electric vehicle sales by 2030
8 June 2017
Events & workshops
High-level event on Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs)
Netherlands Pavilion at COP 21