ENERGY CONSERVATION AND TRAVEL BEHAVIOR

Americans use one quarter of all energy consumed in the U.S. in automobile passenger travel. This paper describes the ways Americans could reduce this energy consumption, and, using empirical data, describes the extent to which these energy-conserving behaviors are or are not being practiced. It is concluded that Americans appear to be making some progress in conserving energy in such areas as buying more-efficient cars and driving slower on the highways, but little or no progress in such other important areas as carpooling, using public transit, and reducing vacation travel. This challenge is of enormous international and domestic economic and political importance. (ERA citation 04:034023)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Energy

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    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Milstein, J S
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198828
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1981 12:00AM