TRANSPORTATION ENERGY USE AND CONSERVATION POTENTIAL

TRAFFIC, ENERGY CONSUMPTION, AND ENERGY INTENSIVENESS FOR INTER-CITY FREIGHT AND PASSENGER TRAFFIC AND URBAN PASSENGER TRAFFIC ARE EXAMINED IN THIS ARTICLE. ENERGY INTENSIVENESS IS DEFINED AS BTU PER TON-MILE FOR FREIGHT AND BTU PER PASSENGER-MILE FOR PASSENGER TRAFFIC. INCENTIVES FOR GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY MAY COME FROM THE TRADITIONAL MARKET SYSTEM AS OIL PRICES INCREASE DURING THE COMING YEARS. ADDITIONAL INCENTIVES MAY COME FROM GOVERNMENTS SEEKING TO REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL COSTS OF OUR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM. A SCENARIO IS DEVISED WHEREBY TRANSPORTATION ENERGY USE MIGHT BE REDUCED BY 50 PERCENT WITH NO REDUCTION IN TOTAL TRAVEL.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Science and Public Affairs

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  • Authors:
    • HIRST, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 36-42
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 9

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242644
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1974 12:00AM