Saving Oil in a Hurry

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International Energy Agency

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27 Apr 2005
9789264109421 (PDF) ;9789264109414(print)

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This book provides a new, quantitative assessment of the potential oil savings and costs of rapid oil demand restraint measures for transport. Some measures may make sense under any circumstances; others are primarily useful in emergency situations.  All can be implemented on short notice – if governments are prepared.

The report examines potential approaches for rapid uptake of telecommuting, "ecodriving", and car-pooling, among other measures. It also provides methodologies and data that policy makers can use to decide which measures would be best adapted to their national circumstances. This "tool box" may help countries to complement other measures for coping with supply disruptions, such as use of strategic oil stocks.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
1. Introduction
-Previous Fuel Crises: What Can Be Learned?
-Previous Emergency Planning Efforts
2. Analysis of Potential Policies and Measures
-Transport Demand Restraint Policies: Overview and Methodologies
-Pricing and Taxation-Related Policies
-Provision and Promotion of Alternative Modes
-Non-Motorised Travel and Land Use
-Work-Trip Reduction Policies
-Regulatory Approaches to Traffic Reduction
-Vehicle Speed-Reduction Policies
-Promotion of "Eco-Driving"
-Alternative Fuels
3. Implementation Cost and Cost Effectiveness of Various Policy Options
-General Considerations
-Cost-Effectiveness Estimates by Policy Type
-Summary of Cost-Effectiveness Results
4. Conclusions
Appendix: Data Sources and Calculations

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