The government of the United States in December, 1975, approved Public Law 94-163 which requires the setting of energy-efficiency-improvement targets for the ten highest energy-consuming industry groups. The resulting target represents the technologically feasible and economically practical efficiency-improvement measures that can be implemented by January 1, 1980 in the transportation equipment industry. The three-digit industries and the projected efficiency improvements are: motor vehicles and equipment industry, sic371, 16%; aircraft equipment industry, sic 372, 14%; ship and boat building industry, sic 373, 16%; railroad equipment industry, sic 374, 17%; motorcycles, bicycles, and parts industry, sic 375, 15%; aerospace equipment industry, 15%; and miscellaneous transportation equipment industry, sic 379, 15%. The draft target represents the percentage reduction in energy consumed per unit of output or activity that can be achieved between calendar year 1972 and January 1, 1980. The draft target was subject to oral and written presentation of views. A final energy-efficiency-improvement target is also published. The net energy-consumption target, taking environmental requirements into account, is estimated to be 580 trillion but, a reduction of 16.1 percent. These projections are given for the 7 industry components: motor vehicles, aircraft equipment, ship and boat building, railroad equipment, motorcycles and bicycles, aerospace equipment, and miscellaneous transportation equipment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kearney (AT) and Company, Incorporated

    100 South Wacker Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1976-7

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  • Accession Number: 00321081
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TSR
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1982 12:00AM