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The unsustainability of the electric car

The unsustainability of the electric car

Shifting to electric vehicles while maintaining current travelling habits will not deliver emissions reductions required by European Green Deal and Paris Agreement.By Margarita Mediavilla and Khaled Diab The European Green Deal sets ambitious targets for decarbonising...

What does decarbonizing transport actually mean?

What does decarbonizing transport actually mean?

The European Green Pact considers very ambitious targets for decarbonising the European economy, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030 or cutting emissions in sectors such as transport by 90% by 2050. Objectives of similar ambition are considered by...

LOCOMOTION first General Project Assembly

LOCOMOTION first General Project Assembly

The first LOCOMOTION General Assembly is taking place on 22-24 September 2020 through different online conferences due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University of Valladolid (UVa) is leading the General Assembly and more than fifty researchers are discussing the...

Help us to develop the simulation tools of LOCOMOTION!

Help us to develop the simulation tools of LOCOMOTION!

We have set up three different online surveys to collect user requirements, needs and objectives from stakeholders. Your opinions and advices will be a very valuable source of information for us to improve the quality of the tools. We would be very grateful if you...

Assessing the feasibility of the renewable transition

Assessing the feasibility of the renewable transition

A new article by Carlos de Castro and Iñigo Capellán of the Group of Energy, Economy and Systems Dynamics (Geeds) at the University of Valladolid, the lead partner of the LOCOMOTION project, was published in Energies, a peer-reviewed journal of related scientific...

LOCOMOTION’s third modelling workshop

LOCOMOTION’s third modelling workshop

The third LOCOMOTION modelling workshop took place on 18-20 May 2020 as an online conference due to COVID-19. The University of Iceland (UoI) led the workshop activities and more than 20 researchers discussed the status of the ‘Technical and biophysical system...

The climate-friendly future of transport

The climate-friendly future of transport

LOCOMOTION colleagues from the University of Valladolid presented some preliminary results from a series of simulation carried out using the MEDEAS-World model, LOCOMOTION’s predecessor. The simulation found that relying solely on future technological innovation would...

LOCOMOTION’s second modelling workshop

LOCOMOTION’s second modelling workshop

The second LOCOMOTION modelling workshop is taking place on 5-6 May 2020 through different online conferences due to the influence of COVID-19. The University of Valladolid (UVa) is leading the workshop activities and more than thirty researchers are discussing the...

2050: How to make humanity and nature thrive

2050: How to make humanity and nature thrive

It is possible to revolutionise humanity’s relationship with nature and avert environmental catastrophe. Margarita Mediavilla* dreams up a vision of what a sustainable future would be like. It’s easy to find catastrophic visions of the future in the scientific...

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