Energetics and Systems Modeling: A Framework Study for Energy Evaluation of Alternative Transportation Modes.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE ENGINEERING AND INDUSTRIAL EXPERIMENT STATION
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Report compares economic and energetic approaches for evaluating transportation systems. Discusses general energy theory, methods for calculating the energy value of goods and services, energy flows associated with natural systems, and energy benefitcost analysis as applied to alternative modes for transportation of bulk commodities. Direct and indirect energy costs of transporting coal, or its energy equivalent, are evaluated, with energy costs per ton-mile and energy yield ratios i.e., units of energy transported per unit of energy cost compared for barge, slurry pipeline, railroad and electric transmission line systems. Author
- Economics and Cost Analysis