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Options for reducing land transport fuel use in Tasmania

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This thesis considers the possibility of reducing land transp6rt fuel use in Tasmania. The consumption of petroleum products, of which the transport sector is the largest user, currently accounts for approximately 40 per cent of total energy consumed in Tasmania. The Toronto Target, which requires a reduction in emissions of greenhouse gas by 20 per cent of 1988 levels by 2005, is used as an example to consider what prospects are open for Tasmania to reduce emissions with respect to the transport sector. Other transport related pollutants are also examined. The use of alternative transport fuels is evaluated regarding the possible contribution in aiding a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Transport in Tasmania is divided into sectors according to function, which includes private, public and commercial transport operations. These sectors are evaluated in terms of their contribution to total transport fuel use and their ability to yield reductions. The structure of urban form, in particular the development of low density suburban housing, is examined with regard to the way in which it contributes to transport energy use. The thesis concludes with suggestions for a number of possible strategies aimed toward reduction of total fuel consumption over an estimated level for 2005, although the reduction is insufficient to meet the requirements of the Toronto Target. -


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Copyright 1992 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Includes bibliographical references (p. 174-182). Thesis (M.Env.St.)--University of Tasmania, 1993

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