630Re: WorldTransport Forum Comment on WTPP Vol 12, No. 3
- Jul 23, 2006Hi Lee,
Yes, I agree that currently there is a lot of dirty electricity production which would have to be considered as you look for a true alternative, but what I see in the near future is that electricity could be mostly derived from clean energy sources such as solar and wind power. I think an opportunity could exist for a bus depot with a solar panel array to charge vehicles and supply extra energy to the electricity grid.
Sorry to be so off tangent now... but I also have read that electric-powered vehicles are much cheaper to maintain than internal combustion vehicles (I haven't done much research on this yet, but I believe they mention it in "Who Killed The Electric Car"). I also see the possible opportunity for the using integrated solar panels on the roof as well.
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Lee Schipper wrote:
I had a great ride on the Brisbane line in 2003 * I dont think there is a simple way of measuring footprints * in Australia, China, India, the majority of electric power comes from coal. Is that clean? Lee Schipper Director of Research EMBARQ, the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport Washington DC +1202 729 7735 www.embarq.wri.org
jay@... 7/23/2006 1:27 PM >>>
Hi Ken, What do you think about the Bus Rapid Transit system in Brisbane, AU? While I prefer rail, it seems that the BRT system offers a lot in the way of flexibility. Also, when running on the alternative fuels or even electricity, I believe it can be very clean in regards to emissions. Although I am not versed in the impact of roads. If anyone has any insight in regards to the impact of road building vs. rail construction (and also the effects of tunneling), I would be much appreciative. Sincerely, Jay Corrales Move San Diego Board of Directors San Diego, CA, USA Ken.Crispin wrote:
We would like to see more focus on rail rather than road, as it is the much cleaner environmentally sustainable mode of transport that leaves a smaller footprint on the environment also. Ken Crispin. Project Manager. Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre In'c. Napier. NZ. clean.air@... <mailto:clean.air@...>
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