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Global Transport Scenarios 2050

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Capitalizing on the successful projects conducted in 1995, 1998, and 2007, the World Energy Council (WEC) decided again to examine the future relationship between energy and transport, and commissioned this report, Global Transport Scenarios out to 2050. This effort was undertaken in parallel with, and under the umbrella of, an energy scenarios exercise, but focuses solely on the transport sector. The aim of this report is to construct and describe potential global transport scenarios that reflect potential developments in transport fuels, technologies, and systems over the course of the next four decades. During a scenario-building workshop in London the information developed was used to create a working draft of two transport scenarios, looking out to 2050. The working titles of the scenarios are “Freeway” and “Tollway.”