WIT Press

Global Emissions Due To Urban Transport And The Potential For Their Reduction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT980321

Volume

36

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

896 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

M.C. Ackerman & C.M. Jefferson

Abstract

The worldwide growth in the volume of transport is giving rise to increasing concern over the consequent increase in emissions. The rise in €62 emissions is hindering the drive to minimise the 'Greenhouse Effect' and other more noxious emissions are causing a deterioration in urban air quality. Urban transport is estimated to account for over 20% of total €62 emissions in the USA, of which up to 50% is due to energy wasted in braking. The figure worldwide could well be approaching this. Assuming that 60% of this energy is recoverable through regenerative braking, it is possible that total global CC>2 emissions could be reduced by 4% by implementation of

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