ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CO EMISSIONS OF R OAD TRANSPORTATION: COMP A RATIVE ANALYSIS OF TECHNOLOG IES AND FUELS Pierre Advenier; P ierre Boisson; Claude D elarue; André D ouaud; C laude Girard; M ichel Legendre Power Train Design, PSA; Copru; Renault; Institut França is du Pétr ole; To talfinaelf email@example.com 1. INTRODUCTION The r isk of a worsening of t he greenhouse effect a nd its impact on the climate’s evolution is today widely acknowledged by the international sc ientific community. Many indications tend to co nfirm a climatic warming. T he c ontribution o f h uman activities to t he worsening of t he phenomenon is real, even if i t r emains weak compared to t he greenhouse effect g ases production d ue to n atural m echanisms. The energy represents about half of t he man-induced greenhouse effect g ases emissions. Carbon dioxide is the main gas accused. The U nited Nations conference on Environment an d Development took p lace in June 1992, in R io de Janeiro. One hundred a nd fifty co untries signed the framework convention on the climatic changes foreseeing namely to re turn in 2 000 to a
Energy & Environment – SAGE
Published: Sep 1, 2002
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