Managing Transport Energy

Warren, J. P. ed. (2007). Managing Transport Energy. Power for a Sustainable Future, 3. Oxford: Oxford University Press, in association with The Open University.



How can we provide clean, safe, sustainable energy supplies for transport systems in Britain, Europe and the world as a whole during the twenty-first century, despite rising population levels, increasing affluence and growing mobility? Managing Transport Energy reviews the effects of transport by focussing on the key factors which offer ways of decoupling transport from intensive energy use and shows how it is possible to analyse and model various scenarios. The overall approach is interdisciplinary - covering all aspects of managing ground transport energy. Technology driven issues, such as vehicle power-trains, fuels, future fuels are explained using extensive diagrams. ‘Softer’ issues such as car sharing, travel plans and mobility management are given equal coverage. Readers of this text should be to improve their understanding of the complex issues at stake as well as some of the potential solutions to reducing energy dependence in this growing field.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 10154
  • Item Type
  • Edited Book
  • ISBN
  • 0-19-921577-4, 978-0-19-921577-5
  • Extra Information
  • This book forms part of an Open University course T206 Energy for a sustainable future (2003 - 2012)

    The book's content by chapter are as follows
    Introduction, James Warren
    1. Sustainability and energy in personal transport, Stephen Potter
    2. Sustainable road transport technologies, Ben Lane and James Warren
    3. Mobility Management, Stephen Potter and Marcus Enoch
    4. Travel planning, Marcus Enoch and Stephen Potter
    Conclusion, Stephen Potter and James Warren
  • Keywords
  • petrol and diesel powered vehicles; biofuels; battery electric systems; hybrid vehicles; fuel cell energy; hydrogen fuels; fuel efficiencies; occupancy; population and consumption effects; mobility levels; behavioural issues
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
    Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Research Group
  • Design and Innovation
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2007 The Open University
  • Depositing User
  • James Warren