Estimation of CO2 Emissions Reduction Using Alternative Energy

This paper first examines opportunities for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in the transportation sector. Three primary potential approaches to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions are discussed: vehicle technology improvements, lowering carbon intensity of fuels, and cutting travel demand growth. The paper then introduces the concept of clean developed mechanism (CDM), a project-based framework allowing public or private entities in developed countries to invest in activities that would mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in developing countries and earn abatement credits that would be applicable to their own GHG emissions. Obstacles and possibilities for promoting CDM in the transportation sector are then examined. An assumed case study is presented for the potential use of biofuel and applicable to a CDM project in Beijing, China. The objective is to derive technological and financial solutions for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the perspective of developing countries. The paper concludes with a discussion regarding how current transportation projects fit into the CDM framework and potential changes for the post Kyoto Protocol era.

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  • Authors:
    • Gojash, Otkur
    • Fukuda, Atsushi
    • Fukuda, Tuenjai
  • Publication Date: 2007


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 32-40
  • Serial:
    • IATSS Research
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: International Association of Traffic and Safety Sciences
    • ISSN: 0386-1112

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01054480
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 2007 2:11PM