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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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