Carbon Footprint

This section of the website explores the carbon emissions associated with different modes of travel.

We are often told that certain forms of travel have a bigger carbon footprint than others, but often this is difficult to verify and the jargon used can be confusing. Often the information and claims made are biased, and for commercial reasons rather than to provide objective information.

As an energy economist, I felt it would be a useful service to provide comparisons for the different travel modes. It will take me a while to develop functional tools for this, so I have added below a blog that provides anecdotal information and links to third-party providers that I think are reliable.