February 28, 2007
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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1993
Cars and Climate
Change, Intl. Energy Agency (OECD), May 1993, $60/£43/F250.
Examines the potential of a wide range of measures to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions from transportation. Assesses the role of alternative fuels using a
life-cycle approach, which takes account of all the stages in fuel and vehicle
production as well as emissions. Concludes that before the year 2000, a few
alternative fuels are likely to be viable, but only for niche or regional
markets where benefits for energy security or the local environment outweigh
their overall high costs. An integrated approach to transportation-related
problems such as local air pollution, energy security, congestion and accidents
may be an effective way to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Emissions Through Planning, May 1993. For sale from HMSO (Her Majesty's Sta.
Off.), 49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6HB, UK (tel: +44-71-873-9090; fax:
Produced for the U.K. Departments of Transport and the Environment by
Ecotech consultants (Brussels). The U.K. could cut its CO2 emissions
by up to 15% over the next 25 years by limiting road traffic and encouraging
public transportation. Changing the pattern of urban and suburban development
could reduce the CO2 emissions from traffic by 16% over 20 years.
(See related New Scientist article in this issue's section on
Integrated Transport Planning: Energy, Environment, and Mobility in Four Asian
Cities, 126 pp., Apr. 1993, $15. International Inst. for Energy Conservation
(IIEC), 750 First St. NE, S. 940, Washington DC 20002 (202-842-3388; fax:
Calls for global implementation of Integrated Transport Planning (ITP), an
approach that factors in the economic, environmental and social costs of the
transportation systems to ensure economic sustainability and a higher standard
of living. Urban transportation systems can improve the economy and quality of
life while reducing pollution emissions. Assesses the transportation systems in
four Asian cities with different levels of infrastructure development: Bangkok,
Thailand; Surabaya, Indonesia; Varanasi, India; and Islamabad, Pakistan.
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