oa Discourse - Thoughts on transport, the environment and technology options

Volume 33 Number 1
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Extracted from text ... Thoughts on transport,the environment andtechnology optionsWithout secure, accessible and affordable supplies ofappropriate energy, society as we know it would not exist. Onecharacteristic of the modern world is the availability of effectivetransport networks. Globally, about one third of all energyconsumed is for transporting people and goods. Most of thisenergy is sourced from petroleum. The ability to move peopleand goods rapidly and cheaply over great distances epitomisesrecent global development. Yet such globalisation comes at anenvironmental price, and with a warning for the future.

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