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Two Future Scenarios for Fossil -free Transportation in Uppsala by 2050 with the Help of Bioenergy
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Uppsala municipality´s goal is to reduce the CO2 emissions by 2050 to an amount of 0.5 ton CO2 per capita per year. This value is a combination of different parts e.g. electricity consumption, isolation of houses and transportation. The transport sector is one of the largest polluters when it comes to CO2 emissions in Uppsala. Therefore the aim of this thesis is to find out, with the help of two future scenarios in the transport field, how it is possible to minimize emissions and come closer to reaching Uppsala’s goal. The two future scenarios were constructed for the transportation sector. They give possible ideas about how to reach a part of that goal. The first scenario suggests taking away all cars in a specially defined environmental zone and expanding public transport so that most of the inhabitants in the city do not need to use a car. Public transport including buses and taxis will be driven with alternative drive systems such as biogas or electricity. Goods transport will be carried out using electrical overhead lines. The information and data used were collected with the help of Uppsala’s municipality, UL, Trafikverket, IVL. The computer simulation program LEAP was fed with the assumptions stemming from these data. This was done in time periods of 10 years, 2013-2020, 2020-2030, 2030-2040 and 2040-2050. In the second scenario, the cars in Uppsala are not be banished, but their engine types will be changed to hybrid, electrical or bioenergy driven ones. The local traffic expansion as well as the use of bionergy discussed in the thesis will also happen in 10 year periods. Whichever scenario is adopted the thesis demonstrates that it is possible to drastically reduce and minimize the quantity of emissions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 61 p.
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 175
Keyword [en]
Sustainable Development, Bioenergy, Transportation, Carbon dioxide, Car-free Uppsala
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-215147OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-215147DiVA: diva2:686333
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Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala (English)
Available from: 2014-01-11 Created: 2014-01-11 Last updated: 2014-01-11Bibliographically approved

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