GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN AUSTRALIAN TRANSPORT IN 1900 AND 2000

Comparable figures are provided for the first time on emissions of greenhouse gases from the Australian transport sector in 1900 and 2000. Greenhouse emissions from the transport sector increased ten- fold during the twentieth century, but Australia's population has increased five-fold, and real GDP 23 times, while urban densities are now only about one third of those in 1900. Within the the of long- term historical comparisons, it is concluded that use of the internal combustion engine itself has not contributed disproportionately to greenhouse emissions in the transport sector. However, electric vehicles would have been better. (a)

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    AGPS

    GPO BOX 84
    CANBERRA, ACT  Australia  2601
  • Authors:
    • DOBES, L
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00715701
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • ISBN: 0-642-22681-4
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1996 12:00AM