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Transport energy and emissions: urban public transport

Potter, Stephen (2003). Transport energy and emissions: urban public transport. In: Hensher, David and Button, Kenneth eds. Handbook of transport and the environment, 4. Handbooks in Transport. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier, pp. 247–262.

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Abstract

This chapter explores how to measure energy and emissions from urban transport. It then provides information to make a comparison between energy use and CO2 emissions for urban travel by car, train, tram and bus. A substantial difference is noted between the figures for peak and off-peak travel, associated with patterns of vehicle loadings. The chapter concludes with a discussion on how energy efficiency can be improved and the need to shift from a vehicle to a systems level to fully evaluate policy options.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 0-08-044103-3, 978-0-08-044103-0
Keywords: Transport Energy; Urban Public Transport; CO2 emissions; transport policy
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 4378
Depositing User: Stephen Potter
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2016 02:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4378
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