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Unformatted text preview: r cities more livable, improve the environment and reduce our dependence on foreign oil,” said Joseph C. Szabo, Federal Railroad Administrator.) HSR potential to be lowest NRG consumer Cosgrove, YBITS - Inst Transportation Studies, Spring 2010 (Christine, “Tracking High-Speed Rail’s Energy Use and Emissions”, http://its.berkeley.edu/btl/2010/spring/HRS-life-cycle, Accessed 7/1/12) RMR But under current conditions—with the model of HSR trains proposed and its energy source, as well as the types of automobiles and airplanes now in existence—the ITS researchers found that high-speed rail has the potential to be the lowest energy consumer and greenhouse gas emitter only if it consistently travels at high occupancy or uses a lowemission electricity source such as wind, both of which will require appropriate planning and continued investment. HSR NRG efficient Cosgrove, , Spring 2010 (Christine, “Tracking High-Speed Rail’s Energy Use and Emissions”, http://its.berkeley.edu/btl/2010/spring/HRS-life-cycle, Accessed 7/1/12) RMR For example, according to their findings a car wi...
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