The TECNET system has been developed to provide DOE with the capability to measure the total energy consequences of alternative transportation strategies out to the year 2025. The total energy consumption of the transportation sector is defined as the fuels used directly by vehicles, plus (1) the potential fuel values lost during the conversion of crude energy resources into transportation fuel products like gasoline, and (2) the enery embodied in vehicles and in transportation infrastructure like highways and parking garages, etc. These indirect uses comprise 40% or more of overall energy use by the various transportation modes. Additionally, many of the proposed conservation measures in this sector, such as the introduction of alternative automotive engine designs, will have a substantial impact on indirect energy consumption. TECNET has been adapted from an extension of the Environmental Protection Agency's Strategic Environmental Assessment System (SEAS). Ten scenarios have been tested to obtain a wide array of policy alternatives, beginning with a Base Case scenario (business as usual). The other scenarios include a conservation scenario, scenarios with high penetration rates for alternative engine automobiles, a gas rationing scenario, and a series of sensitivity analyses in which various parameters have been altered to test their effects.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Research and Development Corporation

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    Department of Energy

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  • Authors:
    • Doggett, R M
    • MEYER, R
    • Heller, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Pagination: 114 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198463
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: EX-76-C-01-2101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM