Primary energy consumed by Australian transport - 1987/88 Review; Part A - summary and findings; Part B - Report

Australia's ability to overcome the energy concerns from the 1980s will depend upon the Nation's efforts to address the new energy crisis of the 1990s; increasing air pollution on a regional basis, the greenhouse effect, global warming, acid rain and ozone layer destruction. The contribution of the transport sector to these concerns is significant. Australia's domestic and international transport uplifted 26 per cent of the Nation's total final energy expenditure and is almost totally dependent on crude oil and petroleum products. This report examines the fuel consumed and the energy efficiency of the Australian transport sector by mode and transport task, during 1975/76, 1984/85 and 1987/88. Major issues are identified and directions for further research are discussed. The paper concludes that future transport energy policies should reflect the effective integration of a range of strategies incorporating land use, regulation, pricing, public education, alternative fuels, investment and environmental considerations. However, the benefits that may accrue from these policies may still only delay the inevitable energy consumption and environmental concerns unless the growth in the transport task can be reduced.

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    • The ISBN for Part B is 0-642-16531-9
  • Authors:
    • Apelbaum, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-8


  • English

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  • Pagination: 2 vols

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01432617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0642165300
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 91/83
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 5:08PM