What are the key messages from the report?

March 2008
Professional Engineering;3/19/2008 Supplement, p3
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the key messages from the report relating to CO2 emissions released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in Great Britain. The report highlights the relationship between social values, behavioral patterns and people's transport choices. It stresses that modal shift to rail can have a significant impact on CO2 emission savings. Moreover, it discusses issues on rail transportation and energy strategy.


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