Ef­fi­ciency push

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A re­port by the Prime Min­is­ter’s Task Group on En­ergy Ef­fi­ciency rec­om­mends the Fed­eral Govern­ment back tri­als of cut­ting-edge green truck technology. ‘‘For road freight op­er­a­tors, a ma­jor bar­rier to fur­ther im­prove­ments in en­ergy ef­fi­ciency is the size­able un­cer­tainty about the en­ergy and fi­nan­cial sav­ings from cap­i­tal­in­ten­sive en­ergy-ef­fi­ciency in­vest­ments,’’ the re­port reads. It says in­vest­ments in heavy ve­hi­cle fleets are large and op­er­a­tors want more cer­tainty be­fore pay­ing more for green technology. The re­port also sug­gests the Govern­ment con­sider ex­plic­itly link­ing fed­eral trans­port in­fra­struc­ture fund­ing to en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

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