New EU rules are going to make transport greener according to a report in Business Green today. Maybe, or maybe not.
But I was struck by the following sentence:
“The Commission said that for a long distance lorry covering 100,000km a year the changes would cut fuel costs by €5,000 a year and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7.8 tonnes.”
Can anyone spot the problem? If not you should acquaint yourself with the views of this man, Stanley Jevons:
As Jevons remarked “It is a confusion of ideas to suppose that the economical use of fuel is equivalent to diminished consumption. The very contrary is the truth.”