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Main Title Policy options for reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. transportation [electronic resource] /
CORP Author National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board. Committee on a Study of Potential Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Reduction from Transportation.
Publisher National Academy of Sciences, Transportation Reserach Board,
Place Published Washington, D.C.
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 739114284
Subject Added Ent Greenhouse gases--Research--United States.; Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.; Energy conservation--Research--United States.; Transportation--Energy conservation.; Transportation--Environmental aspects--United States.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
National Academies Press http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13194
Local Library Info
Library Local Subject Local Note
ELA Library owns printed PDF copy.
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBM POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 07/12/2011
ELAM Internet only Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 11/10/2014
Collation 1 online resource ([161] p.)
Notes Title from title screen (viewed July 6, 2011). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes "TRB Special Report 307: Policy Options for Reducing Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Transportation examines the potential for policies to yield major changes in transportation energy use and emissions trends by policy measures targeting cars and light trucks, medium and heavy trucks, and commercial airliners. These three modes are by far the largest users of energy by U.S. transportation because they account for the vast majority of passenger trips and freight. According to the committee that produced the report, it will take more than tougher fuel economy standards for U.S. transportation to significantly cut national petroleum use over the next half century. It will likely require a combination of measures that foster consumer and supplier interest in vehicle fuel economy, alternative fuels, and a more efficient transportation system. Major policy options examined in the report-fuel taxes, vehicle efficiency standards, fuel standards, infrastructure investments, and coordinated transportation and land use planning-have the potential to bring about large energy and emissions savings from these modes over time; however, each option presents particular challenges with respect to the scope and timing of its impacts. The report suggests that combining transportation policy options to increase the timeliness and expand the scale and scope of the response may be warranted. Saving energy in transportation can have important implications for the cost of securing the world's oil supplies, since transportation accounts for most of the petroleum consumed in the United States. It can also help with controlling the buildup of greenhouse gases (GHGs), which will require major reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from economic sectors that are heavy users of carbon-rich fossil fuels. Scientific analyses and models indicate a need to stabilize atmospheric concentrations of CO2 and other GHGs by the middle of this century to reduce the risks of climate change. A response by the transportation sector to this energy and emissions challenge will be important because it produces between one-quarter and one-third of all of the CO2 emitted from the country's energy consumption."--Publisher's website.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Corporate Au Added Ent National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
Title Ser Add Ent Special report (National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board) ; 307.
PUB Date Free Form 2011
Series Title Untraced Special report ; 307
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20120709143532
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 04040cam 2200373Ia 45020