ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND THE AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM IN METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE FUTURE

In the Washington, D.C. SMSA, the air transportation system is a significant consumer of energy, particularly the air carrier airports, Washington National and Dulles International. In this analysis of energy consumption, these airports are viewed both as a major land use requiring electric power, heat and air conditioning on the scale of a large industrial park, and as a link in a nationwide and international air transportation network, and as such, the provider of jet fuel for aircraft departing from the airport. This report estimates current usage and projects consumption of jet fuel, electric power, fuel oil and natural gas for Dulles, National and Andrews AFB for 1980, 1985 and 1995. The region's public use general aviation airports are also included, with forecasts of aviation fuel only being made for the airports as a total group, rather than individually. The report concludes with suggested energy conservation measures. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    1225 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Clark, P H
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 43 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM