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External Costs Of Heavy-duty Vehicles For Goods Transport And Buses

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT000201

Volume

49

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

949 kb

Author(s)

L. Int Panis, L. De Nocker, R. Torfs, H. Wuyts

Abstract

In this paper we present estimates for the external costs of heavy-duty vehicles. The assessment of environmental impacts through air pollution is based on the ExternE methodology and it is part of a European wide project co-funded by the European Commission. It is based on a detailed 'impact-pathway analysis', which quantifies impacts on human health and the environment in 4 consecutive steps: specification of emissions, dispersion simulation, impact assessment with dose-response functions and monetary valuation. Until now, we have only assessed externalities of Belgian passenger cars with this methodology. This paper is the first in which our results for buses and lorries in Belgium are presented and discussed. Different types of vehicles and technologies are then compared while t

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