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Transportation and Energy: Strategies for a Sustainable Transportation System


Journal Article

Suggested Citation:
Sperling, Daniel and Susan A. Shaheen (1995) Transportation and Energy: Strategies for a Sustainable Transportation System. Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis, Journal Article UCD-ITS-RP-95-20

Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy, August 1993

Widespread concern about energy efficiency, societal impacts and environmental quality has sparked a global interest in the reevaluation of our transportation systems. This book examines how transportation energy choices made by citizens, policymakers and planners will affect national goals of mobility, accessibility, environmental quality, quality of life, economic growth, and energy security. Chapters cover:
  • mobility, growth and system change, including land use and transportation alternatives
  • energy and vehicle alternatives, including "superefficient" cars, alternative fuels and emissions reduction policy
  • social cost analysis of alternative fuels
  • market-based demand management policies in Southern California
  • fuel and vehicle taxation as market incentives for higher fuel economy and the effect of taxation policies on vehicle characteristics in the U.S. and other developed countries
  • industry perspectives on technology, economics and government – industry cooperation

Based on presentations made by transportation system planners and policymakers at the 1993 Asilomar Conference on Transportation and Energy. 

Published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Washington, DC and Berkeley, CA. 

ISBN 0-918249-20-1. Authors listed above are the editors of the work.

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