Power generation in the German Federal Republic is mainly dependent on fossil sources of energy which are non-regenerative. In view of the limited availability of these energy sources, immediate action must be taken to accomplish a better utilization of energy and to make substitutes available as far as practicable. This applies especially to mineral oil which still accounts for more than 50% of the primary energy used in the German Federal Republic. Road transport, inland waterway transport and air transport are almost entirely dependent on this source of of energy. In contrast to this, Deutsche Bundesbahn's energy structure is well balanced due to continuous extrapolations in planning over a period of three decades. Even today, around 83% of DB's transport services are already rendered by means of electric traction, with the necessary energy being obtained almost entirely from national sources of primary energy which are unaffected by a crisis. In conjunction with the economy practised in the use of energy, this security of supply is a convincing argument in favour of extending the transport capacity by building new lines and of maintaining a transport undertaking which is unaffected by the energy crisis.

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    Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung

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  • Publication Date: 1980-7


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 181-188
  • Serial:
    • Glasers Annalen ZEV
    • Volume: 104
    • Issue Number: 7
    • Publisher: Siemens (Georg) Verlagsbuchhandlung
    • ISSN: 0373-322X

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 11 1980 12:00AM