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Fuel Efficiency of Ships and Aircraft

Publication Type:
Working Paper 4

Publication Subject(s):

0 642 18585 9


Release Date:
November 1992

This Working Paper examines past trends in the fuel efficiency of ships and aircraft, and looks at technical developments and economic factors which could yield further improvements. The period to 2005 has received attention because of the Australian Government's 1990 decision to adopt the Toronto target, as an interim planning measure. This target involved a reduction in emissions of greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol to 20 per cent below 1988 levels, by 2005.