2017 Integrated Report – Departure into a new era

Energy efficiency increased

Lower energy consumption helps the climate through a reduction in the emissions of greenhouse gases and it cuts the cost of buying energy. By reporting primary energy as a reference level, we are also taking into account the processes required for providing the energy, such as extraction, processing and the transport of fuels or the generation of electricity.

Specific primary energy
consumption by DB Group
journeys and transports

2017

2016

Change

2015

absolute

%

Regional rail passenger transport (MJ/pkm)

0.90

0.97

–0.07

–7.2

0.98

     thereof in Germany

0.91

0.98

–0.07

–7.1

0.99

Long-distance rail passenger transport (MJ/pkm)

0.36

0.39

–0.03

–7.7

0.38

Bus service (MJ/pkm)

1.18

1.19

–0.01

–0.8

1.22

     thereof in Germany

1.26

1.30

–0.04

–3.1

1.32

Rail freight transport
(MJ/tkm)

0.34

0.35

–0.01

–2.9

0.35

Road freight transport
(MJ/tkm)

1.31

1.38

–0.07

–5.1

1.31

Air freight (MJ/tkm)

9.82

10.25

–0.43

–4.2

10.46

Ocean freight (MJ/tkm)

0.09

0.09

0.11

Well-to-wheel (WTW); scope 1 – 3; without pre- and onward carriage.

In the year under review, the specific primary energy consumption in regional rail passenger transport, bus, air and ocean transport fell further.