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Towards Sustainable Road Transport

Towards Sustainable Road Transport Book
Author : Ronald M. Dell,Patrick T. Moseley,David A. J. Rand
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2014-06-11
ISBN : 0124046916
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Increasing pressure on global reserves of petroleum at a time of growing demand for personal transport in developing countries, together with concerns over atmospheric pollution and carbon dioxide emissions, are leading to a requirement for more sustainable forms of road transport. Major improvements in the efficiency of all types of road vehicles are called for, along with the use of fuels derived from alternative sources, or entirely new fuels. Towards Sustainable Road Transport first describes the evolution of vehicle designs and propulsion technologies over the past two centuries, before looking forward to possible new forms of energy to substitute for petroleum. The book also discusses the political and socio-economic drivers for change, investigates barriers to their broad implementation, and outlines the state-of-the-art of candidate power sources, advanced vehicle design, and associated infrastructure. The comprehensive technical informationsupplied by an expert author team ensures that Towards Sustainable Road Transport will provide readers with a clear understanding of the ongoing progress in this field and the challenges still to be faced. Drivers of technological change in road transport and the infrastructure requirements Discussion of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and fuel conversion technologies Detailed exploration of current and emerging options for vehicle propulsion, with emphasis on hybrid/ battery electric traction, hydrogen, and fuel cells Comparative analysis of vehicle design requirements, primary power source efficiency, and energy storage systems

Driving Towards Sustainable Development

Driving Towards Sustainable Development Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998*
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports

Attitudes Towards Sustainable Road Transports Book
Author : Florin E. Mariasiu,Bogdan O. Varga
Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9783659483400
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Contemporary human society is best characterized by the concept of mobility and has become possible through the use of vehicles (achieved by using internal combustion engines as primary energy source). Operation the internal combustion engine is based on burning process of fossil fuels in order to obtain the energy transmitted to the powertrain. But with the release of energy contained in the fuel, due to the imperfect process of the combustion process of internal combustion engines, combustion gases are released into the air, having a negative impact both on the environment and human health. The road transport domain will continue to dominate into the future the global transportation sector and is necessary to take immediate actions and measures for sustainability of transport sector. Two sustainable approaches are already implemented in transportation sector: biofuels and electric vehicles. The impacts of those measures to improve the sustainable character of transportation sector depend directly by the consumer's attitude. From this point of view the book present surveys, analyses and conclusions related to the consumer's attitudes on future sustainable transport technologies.

Transport for Sustainable Development

Transport for Sustainable Development Book
Author : United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Publisher : United Nations
Release : 2016-01-27
ISBN : 9210575180
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study examines issues, progress and challenges in global efforts to achieve sustainable mobility of freight and people using inland modes of transport. While transport is a precondition for social and economic interactions, it has negative impacts (crashes, pollution and greenhouse gas emissions). The study identifies main challenges and opportunities to accelerate transition to sustainability. It promotes an understanding of the five defining dimensions of sustainable transport - accessibility, affordability, safety, security and environmental performance. It brings theoretical insights and best practices from around the world and maps similarities and differences among countries in their efforts towards sustainability.

Decision making Process in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Transport Policies

Decision making Process in the Implementation of Sustainable Road Transport Policies Book
Author : Association mondiale de la route. Comité de l'environnement,PIARC Technical Committee on Sustainable Development and Road Transport
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Transition towards Sustainable Mobility

Transition towards Sustainable Mobility Book
Author : Yoram Shiftan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-02-17
ISBN : 1317007301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reflecting the dynamic relationships between socio-technical behaviour and change, this book presents leading research on the transition process needed to achieve more sustainable transport systems. Focusing on making transition happen, this volume looks at various aspects and factors that are involved in the transition process and their implications for transport policy-making. The concept of Transition Management and how it can be applied to the transport sector is considered in detail, and forms the focus of the first part of the volume. The rest of the book is organised according to the three themes of transport energy use and emissions, the role of information in policy-making, and the evaluation of transport policy. This volume brings together scholars involved in research from various disciplines and countries to discuss the relationships between policy instruments, individual behaviour, institutional practices and the transition towards more sustainable transport systems.

A quantitative study on transport time for sustainable road freight logistics

A quantitative study on transport time for sustainable road freight logistics Book
Author : Jan Froese
Publisher : GRIN Verlag
Release : 2014-07-18
ISBN : 3656699097
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scientific Study from the year 2013 in the subject Business economics - Supply, Production, Logistics, Helmut Schmidt University - University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg, course: EnviroInfo 2013 Conference in Hamburg, language: English, abstract: Referring to the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), road freight transport will increase by 80% between 2004 and 2025. In order to reduce the negative environmental effects freight transport needs to be arranged more sustainably in future. Although rail and water transport is less climate-damaging than road freight, companies hesitate to relocate road freight transport to more environmentally friendly modes because these are slower. But at the moment it is not proven to what extent the majority of customers actually require the fastest possible delivery for their orders. In case longer transport times are accepted in the market, rail and water logistics would be an attractive and sustainable alternative. In this contribution more than 5000 freight transport orders handled in continental Europe have been analyzed in terms of time constraints given by the customers. It can be concluded that there is a significant amount of road transport which could be handled in a slower and more sustainable way. To do so, it is crucial that future transport management systems are able to identify non time-critical orders and support a modal shift.

What Sustainable Road Transport Future

What Sustainable Road Transport Future  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Towards Sustainable Transport Planning

Towards Sustainable Transport Planning Book
Author : Gary Haq
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a detailed examination of how sustainability has been interpreted in transport and environmental policy at a European, national and local level. The approaches of Britain and the Netherlands are compared within the context of the European Union.

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport Book
Author : Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Publisher : Woodhead Pub Limited
Release : 2011
ISBN : 9780857092137
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the papers from the Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport conference, held in Pune, India, 8-9 November, 2011. Papers examine advances in powertrain, alternative fuels, lightweight vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. An international assembly of senior industry representatives provide insight into research and technological advances in low carbon technology sustainability for road transport, helping towards achieving stringent emissions standards and continual improvements in fuel economy efficiency, all in an expanding Indian market. These technical papers from industry and academia discuss the developments and research of leading organisations. Discusses maximising powertrain performance for a low carbon agenda Provides readers with an understanding of the latest developments in alternative fuels Examines the future landscape for the implementation and development of electric vehicles

Towards Sustainable Road Financing in Ghana

Towards Sustainable Road Financing in Ghana Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Road transport is the dominant transport mode in most developing countries and carry well over 90% of domestic freight and passenger traffic. Road transport is therefore a major asset and plays a significant role in the socio-economic development of these countries. Despite this, roads in developing countries are grossly under funded. They are thus poorly maintained with the result that a large percentage of the networks has deteriorated to the point where massive rehabilitation and reconstruction would have to be carried out if the road networks are to be able to support the desired economic growth. It is unlikely that Governments would be able to increase the present funding levels significantly. External sources of support for road maintenance are also expected to reduce with competition from the recent democracies in Eastern Europe. Innovative ways must therefore be devised to fund road maintenance and rehabilitation/reconstruction. In Ghana, the road sector is undergoing reform as part of the preparation towards the Highway Sector Investment Program which is also supported by a number of external donors and will cover the period 1996 - 2000. The reforms are aimed at ensuring that by the end of the program the total cost of road maintenance would be covered by an enhanced Road Fund. The policies would ensure that tariffs contributing to the fund are progressively raised with time to an optimum level and properly channelised to the road agencies while at the same time pavement management systems, improved financial accounting and management information systems are put in place by the agencies. Other policies include encouraging private financing through BOT (Build, Operate and Transfer) and MOT (Maintain, Operate and Transfer) schemes to reduce the dependence on central government for road funding. These, it is believed, would ensure sustainable road financing by the year 2000. This paper discusses these reforms and the strategies being developed to ensure that the road sector objectives are realised. For the covering abstract of this conference see IRRD number 872978.

Transport and Environment

Transport and Environment Book
Author : Eran Feitelson,E. T. Verhoef
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2001-01-01
ISBN : 9781781950142
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The impact of transport on the environment is a major issue of worldwide concern. This important new book presents state-of-the-art contributions on spatial and technological aspects of transport in relation to environmental degradation, together with analysis of sustainable transport policy.

Carbon Footprint Case Studies

Carbon Footprint Case Studies Book
Author : Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-11-29
ISBN : 9811595771
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Carbon Footprint Case Studies book written by Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Sustainable Road

The Sustainable Road Book
Author : South West Energy Group (GB),University of Exeter. Centre for Energy and the Environment
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Sustainable Road book written by South West Energy Group (GB),University of Exeter. Centre for Energy and the Environment, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport

Institutional Barriers to Sustainable Transport Book
Author : Carey Curtis,Nicholas Low
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-06-03
ISBN : 1317115872
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a world seeking to tackle global environmental problems such as climate change, the importance of local and national institutional change to deal most effectively with these issues is critical. This book presents an investigation of the institutional barriers preventing the development of a new vision for urban transport compatible with these realities and in those terms 'sustainable'. Through an examination of transport planning in Australia, the book challenges conventional wisdom by showing, through original research, how 'car dependence' is as much an institutional as a technical phenomenon. The authors' case studies in three metropolitan cities show how transport policy has become institutionally fixated on a path dominated by private, road-based transport and how policy systems become encrusted around investment to accommodate private cars, erecting an impenetrable barrier against more sustainable mobility and accessibility solutions. Representing a new approach to understanding transport policy, this book brings sophisticated political-institutional analysis to what has traditionally been the domain of engineering and technology. The authors connect the empirical content to this theory and the issue of sustainability making the findings applicable to most cities of the developed world, and to fields beyond transport planning. A strategy and program of action is outlined to take advantage of changing public perceptions and aimed at creating a new vision for urban transport.

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport

Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport Book
Author : Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-10-19
ISBN : 0857095870
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents the papers from the Innovations in Fuel Economy and Sustainable Road Transport conference, held in Pune, India, 8-9 November, 2011. Papers examine advances in powertrain, alternative fuels, lightweight vehicles, electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles. An international assembly of senior industry representatives provide insight into research and technological advances in low carbon technology sustainability for road transport, helping towards achieving stringent emissions standards and continual improvements in fuel economy efficiency, all in an expanding Indian market. These technical papers from industry and academia discuss the developments and research of leading organisations. Discusses maximising powertrain performance for a low carbon agenda Provides readers with an understanding of the latest developments in alternative fuels Examines the future landscape for the implementation and development of electric vehicles

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport

Paving the Road to Sustainable Transport Book
Author : Måns Nilsson,Karl Hillman,Annika Rickne,Thomas Magnusson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-05-23
ISBN : 1136316604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is about how societies around the world can accelerate innovation in sustainable transport. It examines the relationship between policy change and the development of technological innovations in low carbon vehicle technologies, including biofuels, hybrid-electric vehicles, electric vehicles and fuel cells. Examining this relationship across countries and regions that are leaders in vehicle manufacturing and innovation, such as the European Union, Germany, Sweden, China, Japan, Korea and USA, the books aims to learn lessons about policy and innovation performance.

Transitions Towards Sustainable Mobility

Transitions Towards Sustainable Mobility Book
Author : Jo A.E.E. van Nunen,Paul Huijbregts,Piet Rietveld
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-08-19
ISBN : 9783642211928
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Delivering a sustainable transport system is not just a matter of adopting a number of technological innovations to improve performance in terms of people, planet, and profits. A broader structural and societal transition is needed in technology, as well as in institutions, behavioural patterns, and the economy as a whole. In this broader view, neither the free market nor the public sector will be the unique key player in making this transition happen. Elements of such an approach are presented in this book in a number of domains: integrating transport infrastructure and land use planning, thus connecting fields that are rather unconnected in day-to-day policies; experiments with dynamic transport optimization, including reports on pilot projects to test the viability of transitions; towards reliable transport systems, describing a reversal from supply-driven towards demand-driven approaches; and sustainable logistics and traffic management, from ‘local’ city distribution to global closed supply chain loops.