FREIGHT TRANSPORT: SHORT AND MEDIUM TERM CONSIDERATIONS. PAPER 6

This paper is concerned with energy considerations over the short and medium term--defined as the period during which natural hydrocarbon oils remain sufficiently available for transport requirements. AnN analysis of the freight transport situation in tt his context leads to the conclusion that policy decisions are unlikely to result in significant energy savings in the short term. Such savings could however be achieved over a period of years from technical and operational improvements. Improving the fuel efficiency of petrol and of diesel engines, a switch from petrol to diesel engines in the smaller freight vehicles, and the use of electric vehicles and railways, are listed as measures which would contribute to substantial energy savings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170024
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Energy Paper N24 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM