Steering a New Course: Transportation, Energy, and the Environment

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Overview

<p>Steering a New Course offers a comprehensive survey and analysis of America's transportation system - how it contributes to our environmental problems and how we could make it safer, more efficient, and less costly.
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Gordon, a transportation and energy analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists, presents a comprehensive survey and analysis of US transportation--how it contributes to environmental problems and how it could be made safer, more efficient, and less costly. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559631341
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/1991
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 245
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Gordon is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Energy and Climate Program, where her research focuses on climate, energy, and transportation issues in the United States and China.

Since 1996 she has been an author and policy consultant specializing in transportation, energy, and environmental policy for non-profit, foundation, academic, public, and private sector clients.

From 1996 to 2000 she co-directed the Transportation and Environment Program at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and from 1989 to 1996 she founded and then directed the Transportation Policy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Additionally, Gordon has worked at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (1988–1989), developed clean car feebate policies under a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1989), and was a chemical engineer with Chevron (1982–1987). Gordon has served on National Academy of Sciences committees and the Transportation Research Board Energy Committee.

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Table of Contents


List of Tables
Table of Figures
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
Chapter 1. The History of American Transportation in the 20th Century
Chapter 2. Overview of the US Transportation Sector
Chapter 3. International Transportation
Chapter 4. Greenhouse Gases and Other Air Pollutants
Chapter 5. Alternative Transportation Fuels
Chapter 6. Ultra-fuel-efficient Vehicles
Chapter 7. Innovative Transportation Strategies
Chapter 8. Public-policy Options and Recommendations
Chapter 9. Summary of Recommendations
 
Glossary
List of Acronyms
Conversion Factors
Bibliography
Index
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