WIT Press


Energy Resources For Transport: Political Apathy And Neglect – An Australian Experience

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EQ140611

Volume

190

Pages

14

Page Range

637 - 650

Published

2014

Size

597 kb

Author(s)

R. G. Boothroyd

Abstract

Australia is especially vulnerable to transport problems arising from a likely reduction in the availability of liquid fuels in the near future. This applies to the servicing of our large congested capital cities and, in different ways, to accommodating the basic needs of our widely dispersed rural communities. Despite recent publicity, this vulnerability has been ignored in political and public discussion. Technologies/management systems, which may be applicable in ameliorating this impending problem are being reviewed. These approaches are illustrated in an example intended to help safeguard the economies of Queensland and New South Wales. The importance of prior planning for an uncertain future is demonstrated. Keywords: sustainability, climate change, peak oil, policy options, oil supplies, risk management.

Keywords

sustainability, climate change, peak oil, policy options, oil supplies,risk management.