ENERGY IMPACTS OF PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION

As the energy problems of the Western World intensify, an increasing amount of attention is being focused on ways of conserving energy. The energy demands of current modes of passenger transport are therefore coming under increased scrutiny, The purpose of this paper is to analyze consumption by the two dominant modes of passenger transportation - motor vehicles and aircraft. Although the emphasis will be on inter-city travel, selected data on urban travel are also presented. The report will apply itself to the following three topics: 1) Energy efficiencies of present and future modes of inter-city travel; 2) Energies consumed in the operation of aircraft and motor vehicle between 1965 and 1990; 3) Energies consumed in the manufacture of aircraft and motor vehicles between 1965 and 1990. In order to examine these issues in their proper perspective with respect to (a) the current energy situation and (b) Canada's available energy resources, the transportation energy analysis is preceded by an overview of Canada's energy policies and resources. /RTAC/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bell Canada

    Business Planning Group, 620 Belment Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Katsoulis, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-3

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 193 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM