Why is reducing emissions in freight so hard?

AskWaves dives into why transportation and freight is such a difficult sector to reduce emissions.

Experts often say greenhouse gas emissions are “hard to abate” in the transportation, freight and supply chain industries. The sector’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels means that substantial investments in infrastructure and technology are necessary to get to net-zero emissions.

Issues that make decarbonizing freight difficult include the:

  • Higher upfront costs for some sustainable solutions, even if the total costs of ownership are lower.
  • Scalability, range, weight and other technological...


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