1st Edition

A ‘Light’ Guide to Energy Savings in Transport

By Conor Molloy Copyright 2023
    170 Pages 83 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    170 Pages 83 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations
    by River Publishers

    This book is a practical guide to finding and delivering energy savings opportunities in transport operations for professional energy managers and energy auditors.

    Globally, transport is one of the fastest growing energy consumers and emitters of greenhouse gases, predominantly CO2. The transport sector is also changing quickly ("more change in the last 5 years than in the last 50" – Mary Barra, CEO General Motors). After distance, unladen vehicle weight is the biggest driver of energy consumption in transport, hence this book is called the ‘light’ guide – tongue in cheek. Be warned transport is a huge and complex topic.

    This practical guide from the convener of EN16247-4:2014, the first European energy audit standard for transport, takes a pragmatic approach to delivering measurable energy and emissions reductions in transport operations. Lessons learnt from the author’s 17 years of experience in persuading operators to deliver measured energy savings in transport are interwoven with tools, tips and shortcuts. These will help energy managers and auditors deliver effective transport energy audits that identify opportunities, prompting action, measured savings and, most importantly, being invited back!

    1. Introduction

    2. Context

    3. Where to Start?

    4. General Approach - ASIf

    5. Policy, Laws, and Audit Standards

    6. Energy Efficiency Objective

    7. Energy Measurement

    8. Activity Data

    9. Site Visit and Communications

    10. Identifying Opportunities

    11. Sections on Air, Sea, Rail, and NRMM (Plant)

    12. New Vehicles Design and Specification

    13. Alternative Fuels (Electric, Hydrogen, and Biofuels)

    14. Review/Presentation of Findings

    15. Conclusion


    Since 2005, Conor has trained companies to maximise their energy performance, minimising emissions on the path to net-zero. He is a member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI), and the Efficiency Valuation Organisation (EVO). He is also a registered energy auditor, qualified trainer and experienced facilitator. In 2018 Conor was invited to join the Global Logistics Emissions Council (GLEC) expert panel based on his work as the designer of the EEOS funded ECOfleet programme, where over 100 Irish freight operators get paid for measured fuel and CO2 savings (2014–2030). He was elected president of the Association of Energy Engineers Ireland Chapter in May 2020, and is an independent energy advisor with an MSc in Energy Management and Renewable energy from University of Ulster. He is also a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Measurement & Verification professional (CMVP) and qualified trainer (QQI) for Climate Action, Transport, ISO50001 and Transport Manager training. An experienced facilitator, he has trained EU and Member State Officials, over 250 experienced Lead Auditors in Transport Energy Auditing across Europe, and led the publication of EN 16247-4:2014 Europe’s original transport energy audit standard. The greenest, most profitable energy is the energy you do not use – authentic solutions 2006 (now AEMS).