Simulation of the Effect of Transport Policy on Energy Consumption Based on a Microeconomic Model

This paper examines the effect of transport policy on individual energy consumption by use of a microeconomic model. The energy consumption is estimated based on individual consumption behaviors explained by the demand of goods on the maximum utility (composite goods, car trips, and mass transit trips). The authors simulate the effect of a transport pricing policy on energy consumption in the Kumamoto metropolitan region. Five scenarios related to gasoline tax adding and mass transit fare reduction are set and simulated. Less energy consumption is found in the result of the higher gasoline tax adding scenario. A policy of mass transit fare reduction shows very limited effect on energy consumption reduction.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 2919-2929
  • Monograph Title: CICTP 2014: Safe, Smart, and Sustainable Multimodal Transportation Systems

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  • Accession Number: 01531269
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784413623
  • Files: TRIS, ASCE
  • Created Date: Jul 2 2014 3:04PM