TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSERVATION: TOOLS TO MEET THE NATIONAL OBJECTIVE. SUMMARY OF MEETING HELD AT ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, ILLINOIS, FEBRUARY 12, 1976

From the discussions it was concluded that: (1) energy conservation can be achieved in transportation systems through the implementation of system operation and technological strategies; (2) the Federal government should play a vital role in achieving energy conservation by strengthening its position as a central information source, a clearinghouse for state and local governments, industry, and private citizens; (3) the potential for energy savings in transportation system operation and management, demand shifts, and reductions must not be overlooked; (4) modeling can be a useful tool in both research program management and forecasting the effects of implementing a particular strategy for energy conservation; (5) the evaluation and selection process for technology R and D must include commercialization studies along with the technological indicators of program success; and (6) Federal agencies need to coordinate their own activities in this area--i.e., the Department of Transportation, the ERDA, the Federal Energy Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency, among others, must work together so that research programs will be efficient and not redundant and strategies will not work at cross purposes. (ERA citation 02:000854)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Meeting on Transportation Energy Conservation, Argonne, Illinois, 2 Feb 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Argonne National Laboratory

    9700 South Cass Avenue
    Argonne, IL  USA  60439

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • LaBelle, S J
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

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  • Pagination: 43 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00150517
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CONF-760226
  • Contract Numbers: W-31-109-Eng-38
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM