The graph shows development of specific CO2 emissions, defined as emissions of CO2 per transport unit (tonne-km), by freight transport mode (road, rail, maritime, inland shipping) over the period 1995 to 2011.
Data coverage: EEA-32 excluding Iceland and Liechtenstein
Specific CO2 emissions data for all transport modes are modelled data derived from TREMOVE (http://www.tremove.org/model/index.htm) and TRENDS (http://www.forum.europa.eu.int/Public/irc/dsis/pip/library?l=/environment_trends).
Specific CO2 emissions are expressed in grams per tonne-kilometer.
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When shopping for new electronics, favour products with low energy use.
You can use energy labels (A++, A+, A, B) for guidance, and for office electronics the Energy Star label. In the long-run, they will save you money on your electricity bill. To find out what products are included, go to EU's website: www.eu-energystar.org.
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