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TRB 89th Annual Meeting (January 10-14, 2010)
Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions from the Transportation Sector
Jan 12 2010 9:30AM- 12:00PM
Hilton, International Center
Energy Trends of Passenger Transportation in Korea (10-3997)
Using most recent bottom-up data developed from a variety of Korean sources, we described the evolution of transport activity, energy use, and CO2 emissions from the Korean transportation sector since 1986 with a particular focus on its passenger transportation. By decomposing the trends in passenger transport energy use into activity, modal structure, and energy intensity, we showed that while travel activity has been the major driver of the increase in passenger transport energy use in Korea, the increase was to some extent offset by the recent favorable structural shift toward bus travel away from car travel. We also demonstrated that while bus travel has become less energy intensive since the Asian Financial Crisis with the help of the public transport reform, car travel has become increasingly energy intensive possibly due to distortionary taxation on the automobile market.
Eom, Jiyong , Precourt Energy Efficiency Center
Schipper, Lee , University of California, Berkeley
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