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Transport And Carbon Dioxide Emission: The Brazilian Case

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/UT030341

Volume

64

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

613.86 kb

Author(s)

S.K. Ribeiro, M.V. Real & M.A. D'Agosto

Abstract

Transport and carbon dioxide emission: the Brazilian case S.K. Ribeiro, M.V. Real & M.A. D'Agosto Engineering Transport Program, Graduate School of Engineering Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Abstract The transport sector is one of the main contributors to the carbon dioxide (C02) emissions, being practically the only one in which the consumption of fossil fuel by-products has increased since the first oil crisis. Since the early 90' leaders of the world governments have been discussing over a way of reducing the greenhouse gases emissions of anthropogenic sources, particularly C02 emissions from fossil fuels burning. In Brazil, the transport sector is responsible for 21% of the total energy consumption in the country, which in 2000 was of 46.43 millions of toe (tonnes of oil equivalent) (ltoe = 10.800 Mcal), including all the primary energy sources, not excluding the hydroelectricity. In relation to the consumption of oil by products, such sector is responsible for about 59% and

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