CONCAWE Review • Autumn 2002
Those old enough to remember the ’70s may have a sense of déjà vu as energy conservation appears once more at the forefront. Today, however, in addition to depletion of natural resources and security of supply, a third issue, greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels, is on the agenda. While the world demands more and more energy, the promise of a clean and plentiful renewable source has so far proved elusive. Transport, in particular road transport, is in the limelight and the love affair between man and his automobile contrasts with the less pleasant effects of road traffic congestion.