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Sustainable & Energy Efficient Transportation

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  • Oil Dependenceby OECD Publishing; International Transport Forum

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 105.00

    Oil consumption is increasingly concentrated in transport and relatively limited fluctuations in transport demand can have increasingly significant effects on oil prices. This Round Table assesses the policy instruments available to address oil security and climate change and examines their interaction with measures to manage congestion and mitigate... more...

  • Reducing Climate Impacts in the Transportation Sectorby Daniel Sperling; James S. Cannon

    Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 69.95

    The chapters in this book examine a number of environmental problems as well as the implications for the U.S. of growth in China, India and elsewhere. They propose methods to reduce growth in vehicle travel through new technologies and land use planning. more...

  • Transport Energy and CO2by OECD Publishing; International Energy Agency

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 135.00

    Car ownership is set to triple by 2050, trucking activity will double and air travel could increase fourfold. This book examines how to enable mobility without accelerating climate change.  It finds that if we change the way we travel, adopt technologies to improve vehicle efficiency and shift to low-CO 2 fuels, we can move onto a different pathway... more...

  • Plug-In Electric Vehiclesby David B. Sandalow

    Brookings Institution Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Last year, oil provided more than 96 percent of the energy in our cars and trucks. This overwhelming dependence empowers our enemies, imperils the planet, and strains family budgets whenever world oil prices rise. What can be done? The single most important answer may be promoting the widespread use of plug-in electric vehicles. Thisimportant book... more...

  • Transport Phenomena in Fuel Cellsby B. Sunden; M. Faghri

    WIT Press 2005; US$ 298.00

    Fuel cells are expected to play a significant role in the next generation of energy systems and road vehicles for transportation. However, substantial progress is required in reducing manufacturing costs and improving performance. This book aims to contribute to the understanding of the transport processes in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), proton exchange... more...

  • One Less Carby Zack Furness

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 28.95

    Although millions of people in the United States love to ride bicycles for exercise or leisure, statistics show that only 1% of the total U.S. population ride bicycles for transportation?and barely half as many use bikes to commute to work.  In his original and exciting book, One Less Car, Zack Furness examines what it means historically,... more...

  • The Cost of Being Landlockedby Jean-Francois Arvis; Jean-Francois Marteau; Gael Raballand

    World Bank Publications 2010; US$ 14.99

    This book proposes a new analytical framework to interpret and model the constraints faced by logistics chains in landlocked countries. The case of LLDCs has naturally received special attention for decades, including a specific set of development priorities based on the idea of dependence over the transit state. In this context, efforts to tackle... more...

  • Barriers to Sustainable Transportby Piet Rietveld; Roger R. Stough

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95

    The complexity of transportation systems and their negative social and environmental effects are today at the centre of attention. This book focuses on the impact of institutions and regulatory systems on transport systems and travel behaviour. While institutions appear to play an important role in the economic success of many countries, this book... more...

  • Freight Transport and the Environmentby M. Kroon; R. Smit; J. van Ham

    Elsevier Science 1991; US$ 72.95

    In the past few decades, freight transport on roads has grown considerably because of the quick and flexible movement of goods. With an expanding market due to product specialization, there will be an increase in the demand for freight transport. There are however, several negative implications for the environment (air and noise pollution), human... more...

  • Biofuels for Road Transportby Lucas Reijnders; Mark Huijbregts

    Springer London 2008; US$ 179.00

    "Biofuels for Road Transport: A Seed to Wheel Perspective" reviews the history, the current status and perspectives for biofuels used in road transport. The topic is approached from a ?seed-to-wheel? perspective covering the full life cycle of the biofuel. more...