This article describes the current energy situation from both the global viewpoint and the viewpoint of countries with no indigenous sources of fossil fuels. In Sweden, for example, the main energy reserves of the future are hydro power and uranium. Electricity therefore becomes a natural means of distribution of energy. The lack of fossil fuels necessitates a substitution with indigenous sources of energy, where feasible. Long-distance railway transport is a self-evident element in the expanding transport sector. In view of the proven high energy efficiency of electric railway systems, there is every incentive for a more active investment policy in railway electrification. This applies to both medium-distance transportation of freight and passengers and different electric mass transit systems.

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    Allmanna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget

    S-72183 Vasteras,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Olson, P E
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: p. 137-142
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  • Accession Number: 00322032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM