Title: Strategies for the promotion of cleaner and energy efficient technologies in the urban transport system in selected Asian cities
Authors: Ram M. Shrestha, Nazrul Islam, N.T. Kim Oanh, Sushil Adhikari, Sudhakar Yedla, Kejun Jiang, Ucok Siagian, Nguyen Dinh Tuan, Joy V. Abrenica
Addresses: Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand. ' Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand. ' Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand. ' Asian Institute of Technology, P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani, Thailand. ' Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Gen. A.K. Vaidya Marg, Film City Road, Mumbai, Maharasthra 400065, India. ' Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Energy Research Institute, Xicheng District, Beijing 100038, China. ' Center for Research on Energy, Institute, Institut Teknologi Bandung (CREP-ITB), Jalan Ganesha 10, Bandung 40132, Indonesia. ' Institute of Environment and Resources (CEFINEA), 42, To Hien Thanh Street, Dist-10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ' School of Economics, University of Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Abstract: This paper presents key findings of a study conducted under Asian Regional Research Programme in Energy, Environment and Climate on least cost options to meet the projected transport service demand in eight selected Asian cities. It also presents the barriers to the adoption of the selected cleaner transport options. Furthermore, it discusses some policies and measures to promote the cleaner transport options. The study finds that high initial cost and lack of infrastructure (especially for compressed natural gas operated vehicles and mass rapid transit system) are the major barriers to the selected options.
Keywords: least cost transport options; CNG vehicles; MRTS; biofuels; transport policies; transport measures; urban transport; transportation; Asia; cleaner transport; barriers; compressed natural gas; mass rapid transit systems; transport services; transport demand.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2007 Vol.30 No.1, pp.45 - 58
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