A readily available supply of energy at a reasonable price has become one of the corner stones on which the living standards in Australia and many other countries depend. This applies particularly for oil fuels for transport and other uses. The paper reviews prospects for future energy reserves and resources and indicates some of the changes in energy supplies likely to arise in the future. The problem of declining low cost oil reserves and the need to develop alternatives based on coal and uranium fuels and greater use of electricity for future transport and other energy requirements are discussed, together with some of the factors that require consideration in formulating future energy policies at the national and state levels. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Electric Transport Conference, 1977. Papers and Proceedings.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Australian Government Publishing Service

    P.O. Box 84
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Chapman, R G
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 2-25

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM