Green Transport: Exploring Eco-Friendly Travel for a Better Tomorrow

Green Transport: Exploring Eco-Friendly Travel for a Better Tomorrow
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Publisher: TERI Press
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Nothing can go faster than the speed of light. But it seems the superfast, snazzy, chic, and hi-tech vehicles will soon outshine this adage. Fast, faster, fastest technological advancements in transportation have made mobility of people and goods easy, connecting the entire world and expanding world trade. It has steered globalization giving a boost to the wealth of nations.
On the flipside, aircraft, ships, trucks, and trains powered by the combustion of fossil fuels, moving across the sky, oceans, and land have accelerated climate change, besides giving way to the problem of global energy crisis due to the huge demand and short supply of fossil fuels.
So the world now aims at combining energy-efficient technologies with clean fuels to enjoy the benefits of vehicles while being sensitive to the environment. Hybrids, electric cars, and biofuels are some of the examples in this regard. However, there is still a long way to go.

About the Author:
Rani Iyer loves to write for children on a variety of topics viz. nature, ecology, science, culture, and history. Freelancing for magazines, publishers, and websites for over a decade, Rani’s ability to break up complex ideas into simpler formats is what makes her writings an interesting read. Her bonding and inclination towards the environment is visible from the fact that she has written several books on environment too. Through her writings, she uses the magic of words and visuals to engage and stir the imagination of young readers.

Table Of Contents

TRANSPORT
• Roadways
• Railways
• Waterways
• Airways
ENERGY SOURCES: TYPES
• Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy
• Oil
• Coal
• Solar Energy
• Hydrogen
• Wind
• Hydroelectricity
ENERGY SOURCES: IMPACTS
• Carbon Footprint
• Combustion of Petroleum
• Combustion of coal
• Cool No More
ALTERNATIVE FUELS
• Alternative Fuels: Sources
• Clean Fuel from Natural Gas
• Biodiesel
• Food or Fuel
• A Success Story and Lessons
• Bioethanol
TRANSIT ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
• Automobilization
• Mass Transit
• Trains
• Buses
• Airplanes
• Barges and Ships
• Trucks
GREEN TRANSPORT
• Planning for Green Transport
• Challenges for Green Transport
• Planning for Green Cities
• “Greening” existing Transport Systems
• Bicycling towards a Greener Tomorrow
GREEN CITIES
• EU Standards for Emissions: Air and Water
• Trends in EU and North America
• Five Amazing Green Cities
• Greening Indian Cities
• Future Green Cities
Hybrid buses by TATA Motors
Let’s quizzzzzzz!!!
Let’s solve this crossword!
Let's locate the green cities!
Measures to Control Air Pollution in India
Doing Your Bit
Glossary