The author examines the transport energy consumption of developing countries and compares it with that of developed countries. These figures are found to suggest considerable scope for transport energy savings. Given the need for improved energy efficiency, the author moves on to consider transport in the context of the wider economy. Four broad policy approaches which can affect transport energy consumption are identified -information and training programmes, subsidies; pricing and tax policies; and administrative regulations. The author's primary conclusion is that the energy price changes of the last decade do not hold revolutionary implications for the transport sector. There remains, however, a need to improve efficiency in this sector. (Author/TRRL)

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    Butterworth Scientific Limited

    Journals Division, P.O. Box 63, Westbury House, Bury
    Guildford, Surrey  England  GU2 5BH
  • Authors:
    • GELTNER, D
  • Publication Date: 1985-8

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 340-344
  • Serial:
    • Energy Policy
    • Volume: 13
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Butterworth Scientific Limited
    • ISSN: 0301-4215

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452772
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM