Several studies presented recently have come to the conclusion that the world's oil production will probably start slowing down in the near future, and there are many signs indicating that there will be a drastic shortage of energy in the coming decades. This means that an improved management of energy resources in the form of more efficient utilization of available energy is necessary. The main question dealt with in this report is how energy consumption for inter-regional transport in Sweden can be reduced by relatively short term organizational changes. The analyses presented in the study are based on the assumption that the level of activity in the community will be largely maintained in spite of reductions in energy supplies. Consequently, energy will have to be saved by more effective use of available transportation and by a more rational regional study of production and consumption. In regard to inter-regional passenger transportation, the study concludes that the greatest energy saving potential lies in the transition of travel to low energy models of transportation, bus, railway etc. And in the case of inter-regional goods transportation, the reorganization that would save the most energy would be the transition of road haulage goods to the railways. /TRRL/

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    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Engstroem, M G
    • Sahlberg, R
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 268 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188317
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rapport 1978:1 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM