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Join us at EU Regions Week: Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector

The workshop takes place online, 12 October 2021, 14:30-16:00, and is organised by the EfficienCE project

In contrast to the decrease in CO2 emissions in other sectors, transport emissions have remained nearly constant or have even increased. It is widely known that a systemic transformation of the transport sector is needed by introducing policies and mechanisms that: reduce traffic, increase the share of environmentally-friendly modes of transport and improve vehicle technology. Public transport has a key role to play here by making trips more efficient and by supporting the electrification of vehicles and use of alternative fuels. However, the question how public transport can actively contribute to increasing the share of renewable energy in electric public transport operations is not widely discussed.

In this session, we will present responses to this question based on planning strategies and pilot results of the Interreg CE EfficienCE project, and provide policy recommendations.

The event is moderated by Dr. Wolfgang Backhaus (Leader Collective & Intelligent Mobility Team, Rupprecht Consult). Speakers are:

Lukas Kerschhaggl (Energy and resource management of buildings, Wiener Linien)

Kristina Haverkamp (Managing Director of Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH, dena)

Marta Woronowicz (Project Manager and Public Relations Officer, PKT Gdynia)

Stefano Zenoni (tbc, Councilor for environment and mobility, Municipality of Bergamo)

Register here: Public transport as a driver of the energy transition in the transport sector – 12WS21706 (

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