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Managing transport energy : power for a sustainable future
Energy for a sustainable future
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
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PSZ JB 30000010155722 TJ163.5.T7 M36 2007 Open Access Book

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Despite targets to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and the prospect of petroleum resources becoming increasingly scarce, road transport energy use is at an all-time peak in many countries. How can our transport system survive into the future? What must change, and how can these changes beimplemented?Managing Transport Energy tackles head-on the challenges of managing transport and its energy use in the current world. Taking a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject, it integrates the technological aspects of energy supply and issues of energy conservation with the social andbehavioural issues of energy use.Examining the technological options that are available to us - including hybrid engines, biofuels, and hydrogen cells - the book goes on to explore how sustainable transport policies can be developed to make the most of emerging technologies, while reducing our dependence on the energy systems usedmost heavily today.Having a sustainable transport infrastructure is a vital part of our future; Managing Transport Energy is the ideal resource for anyone wishing to develop a broad, balanced understanding of this important field.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre features figures from the book available to download, for adopters of the text.

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James Warren is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Open University in East Anglia, where he is a member of the Energy and Environment Research Unit.

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Open University's Warren and coauthors present the latest book in the publisher's Energy for a Sustainable Future series. This is an introductory course resource best used in conjunction with first-year undergraduate transportation/engineering courses. Warren and collaborators successfully explore the key sustainable themes of conservation, management, planning, and related technologies as they pertain to transportation, energy, and policy. Each chapter includes references, notes, boxed discussions, and case studies, together with a plethora of color illustrations, charts, pictures, and figures. The content is international in scope, easy to read, and provides commentaries on contemporary issues for further exploration and debate. The authors should be commended on producing an excellent teaching resource of interest to students across a wide range of academic disciplines. However, as an introductory work it lacks depth and staying power in an era of rapid technological development and progress. Useful for all public and undergraduate libraries wishing to fill gaping holes in their collections that class in, e.g., TJ 163.5 or 333.7968. Libraries that acquire this book should consider collecting all volumes published in this series. Summing Up: Recommended. General readers; lower-division undergraduates. I. D. Gordon Brock University

Table of Contents

IntroductionJames Warren
1 Stephen Potter: Sustainability, energy conservation and personal transport
2 Ben Lane and James Warren: Sustainable road transport technologies
3 Stephen Potter and Marcus Enoch: Mobility management in organisations
4 Marcus Enoch and Stephen Potter: Travel planningStephen Potter and James Warren