TRANSPORT AND ENERGY OVERVIEW

This report was prepared at the request of the Australian Transport Advisory Council. The world has entered an era of higher priced energy and, in particular, higher priced oil. The world oil supply outlook is also uncertain. Australia is expected to become increasingly dependent on imports of crude oil during the 1980's. Given that after the mid-1980's there will be an escalating risk of supply disruptions and price increases and given that effective responses require long lead times, plans must be formulated now to ameliorate these risks. The most promising measures are conservation and the development of alternative liquid fuel supplies. The transport sector, as the largest consumer of oil energy, will provide a central focus for fuel conservation measures. A fuel conservation strategy should include measures encouraging more efficient design and use of cars in addition to an appropriate fuel pricing policy. Investment in public transport facilities, particularly in urban areas, is not likely to be cost effective as a fuel conservation measure.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Transport, Australia

    Civic Permanent Center, Allara Street
    Canberra, A.C.T. 2600,   Australia 
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 201 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194049
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 11 1981 12:00AM