THE ENERGY COST OF ROAD AND RAIL TRANSPORT IN TASMANIA

The purpose of this study was to undertake a detailed investigation into the energy used by the road and rail sectors of the Tasmanian transport system for the year 1974. In section a, the energy used by road transport is examined in terms of the direct energy cost of fuels and also the indirect energy costs associated with motor vehicles and their support systems. Section b is concerned with the government railways and analyses the energy cost of fuel, rolling stock and railway lines. In each of these sections the relative efficiencies with which sub-modes perform their transport task are considered. The final section, section c, compares the energy utilization of the Tasmanian transport system with the national average and that of other countries and considers some policies directed towards energy economies. /Author/

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    University of Tasmania

    Board of Environmental Studies, P.O. Box 252C
    Hobart, Tasmania,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Perry, NRF
    • Volframs, A
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00183321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • ISBN: 085901 057 0
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM