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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 10, OCTOBER 1993

REPORTS...
TRANSPORTATION EMISSIONS


Item #d93oct51

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.


Item #d93oct52

Reducing Transport 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: +44-71-873-8200).

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 Periodicals/Energy.)


Item #d93oct53

Moving Toward 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: 202-842-1565).

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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