DEMAND FOR ENERGY BY THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENERGY CONSERVATION
The existing automobile and truck populations account for about 76 percent of the energy consumed within the transportation sector of the economy. Consumption of energy by aviation is relatively small but is growing rapidly. The authors discuss the structure of demand for transportation services and energy both historically and as projected to the year 2020. In the near-term, improvements and modifications to existing automobile and truck types offer an opportunity to reduce relative energy consumption. For the long-term, novel fuels and electric energy may provide a way to reduce the dependence of surface transportation upon petroleum. The authors also discuss some nontechnological actions which potentially offer energy savings within the transportation sector. Estimates of energy savings are provided and several important factors are discussed through numerous examples.
- Contributed by the Intersociety Committee on Transportation for presentation at the Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, Colo., Sept. 23-27, 1973.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Malliaris, A C
- Strombotne, R L
- Publication Date: 1973-9
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 12 p.
- TRT Terms: Energy conservation; Energy consumption; Energy resources
- Uncontrolled Terms: Energy crisis
- Old TRIS Terms: Energy requirements
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00051414
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ASME Journal of Mechanical Engineering
- Report/Paper Numbers: 73-ICT-87 Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Apr 9 1974 12:00AM