DEMAND FOR ENERGY BY THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERGY CONSERVATION

The existing automobile and truck populations account for about 76 percent of the energy consumed within the transportation sector of the economy. Consumption of energy by aviation is relatively small but is growing rapidly. The authors discuss the structure of demand for transportation services and energy both historically and as projected to the year 2020.In the near-term, improvements and modifications to existing automobile and truck types offer an opportunity to reduce relative energy consumption. For the long-term, novel fuels and electric energy may provide a way to reduce the dependence of surface transportation upon petroleum. The authors also discuss some non-technological actions which potentially offer energy savings within the transportation sector. Estimates of energy savings are provided and several important factors are discussed through numerous examples, /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at Intersociety Conference on Transportation, Denver, 23-27 September 1973; also presented at Conference on Energy: Demand, Conservation, and Institutional Problems, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 12 February 1973. (Entire proceedings available from Mit Press for $25.00). Listed in 'Energy Research and Technology' NSF 75-6, May 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Malliaris, A C
    • Strombotne, R L
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Paper 73-ICT-87
  • Contract Numbers: GI-36476
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM