Assessment of energy efficiency and sustainability scenarios in the transport system

López Suárez, Elena and Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés and Pfaffenbichler, Paul (2011). Assessment of energy efficiency and sustainability scenarios in the transport system. "European Transport Research Review", v. 4 (n. 1); pp. 47-56. ISSN 1867-0717. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12544-011-0063-4.

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Title: Assessment of energy efficiency and sustainability scenarios in the transport system
Author/s:
  • López Suárez, Elena
  • Monzón de Cáceres, Andrés
  • Pfaffenbichler, Paul
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: European Transport Research Review
Date: November 2011
ISSN: 1867-0717
Volume: 4
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Scenario assessment . Energy efficiency . Transport sustainability
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Caminos, Canales y Puertos (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Civil: Transportes [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Background Energy Policy is one of the main drivers of Transport Policy. A number of strategies to reduce current energy consumption trends in the transport sector have been designed over the last decades. They include fuel taxes, more efficient technologies and changing travel behavior through demand regulation. But energy market has a high degree of uncertainty and the effectiveness of those policy options should be assessed. Methods A scenario based assessment methodology has been developed in the frame of the EU project STEPS. It provides an integrated view of Energy efficiency, environment, social and competitiveness impacts of the different strategies. It has been applied at European level and to five specific Regions. Concluding remarks The results are quite site specific dependent. However they show that regulation measures appear to be more effective than new technology investments. Higher energy prices could produce on their turn a deterioration of competitiveness and a threat for social goals.

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Item ID: 11296
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11296/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11296
DOI: 10.1007/s12544-011-0063-4
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12544-011-0063-4
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 30 Jul 2012 11:18
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 19:25
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