On NEAC's assessment, the major significant uncertainties for Australia's future energy supply are the availability and price of oil, so that a major program should be undertaken to conserve oil. This report makes recommendations for energy conservation on a national basis. It includes proposals for national administrative arrangements needed to achieve effective co-operation with the states in defining detailed energy conservation objectives, and proposals for publicising these objectives, arranging and conducting training programs, implementing conservation measures through an advisory service to assist industry in improving energy use efficiency, and measuring the effectiveness of measures. State governments and other public bodies should demonstrate proper energy management in their own establishments, and governments should review energy costs in transport systems under their control. A detailed study should be made into desirable future fuel economy standards for new motor vehicles that may be prescribed as design targets for motor vehicle manufacturers and importers. The government should also commence studies to estimate the effects which the recently announced increases in the price of indigenous crude oil and increases in duty on petroleum products have on consumption of oil fuels. /TRRL/

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    • Australia National Energy Advisory Committee, NEAC Report No. 1.
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    Australian Government Publishing Service

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  • Publication Date: 1978


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  • Accession Number: 00194017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM