METHOD OF ASSESSING STRATEGIES FOR TRANSPORTATION ENERGY CONSERVATION

A method of strategy assessment is proposed to guide the analyst in developing energy conservation programs in the transportation sector. Designing such programs to serve the interests of society as a whole is a complicated process. Clear-cut, rigorous, logical analyses of energy conservation strategies are required if the solutions adopted by the political structure are to be optimal. At present, however, decisions about energy conservation strategies in the transportation sector are clouded by the lack of a clear method for assessing these strategies. Basically, an expository method followed by a decision analysis is proposed. Once the strategies are described and their impacts projected within a well-defined future (the scenario), the impacts on selected decision variables -- such as economic impact or energy-use impact -- are assessed. Then one moves out of the expository technique into the judgment of values and setting of priorities upon which to base recommendations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  USA  94550

    Energy Research and Development Administration

    20 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C J
    • LaBelle, S J
  • Publication Date: 1976-4-9

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  • Pagination: 17 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00146704
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-Eng-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM