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TitleTransportation Energy Futures Series: Effects of Travel Reduction and Efficient Driving on Transportation: Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions
DescriptionSince the 1970s, numerous transportation strategies have been formulated to change the behavior of drivers or travelers by reducing trips, shifting travel to more efficient modes, or improving the efficiency of existing modes. This report summarizes findings documented in existing literature to identify strategies with the greatest potential impact. The estimated effects of implementing the most significant and aggressive individual driver behavior modification strategies range from less than 1% to a few percent reduction in transportation energy use and GHG emissions. Combined strategies result in reductions of 7% to 15% by 2030. Pricing, ridesharing, eco-driving, and speed limit reduction/enforcement strategies are widely judged to have the greatest estimated potential effect, but lack the widespread public acceptance needed to accomplish maximum results. This is one of a series of reports produced as a result of the Transportation Energy Futures (TEF) project, a Department of Energy-sponsored multi-agency project initiated to pinpoint underexplored strategies for abating GHGs and reducing petroleum dependence related to transportation.
File Name55635.pdf
Product TypeReport/Plans
URL http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy13osti/55635.pdf
Num of Pages113
Document SizePDF 1.6 MB
First Received3/20/2013 2:28:55 PM
Program NameEnergy Analysis
KeywordsTransportation Energy Futures; transportation; energy; future; analysis; travel reduction; energy use; greenhouse gas; GHG; emissions; emissions reduction; strategies
Print Date3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Product ID6124
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