Transport and Energy Research

Transport and Energy Research

A Behavioral Perspective

1st Edition - September 17, 2019

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  • Editor: Junyi Zhang
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162842
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128159651

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Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective deals with the transport issues associated with energy from a behavioral perspective in an interdisciplinary and systematic way. Existing transport and energy research has focused on technologies and energy efficiency; however, more efficient technologies do not necessarily lead to energy reduction. Unfortunately, very limited behavioral research can be found in the literature. This book covers major transport modes in major countries. It emphasizes the importance of researching the behaviors of not only transport and energy service users, but also transport and energy service providers, policy makers, organizations, company managers, and other stakeholders who are involved in and/or affected by transport and energy policies. It not only overviews the history of relevant research and presents new developments but also extensively discusses the future research issues. Various findings are summarized for reducing energy consumption from a behavioral perspective. This book provides readers with behavioral insights into more effective policymaking. Behavioral interventions are recommended as a key policy instrument for reducing energy consumption in a sustainable way. It provides policy makers with comprehensive insights into making more effective policies over the whole process of policymaking. The book can serve as a handbook for researchers and a textbook for graduate students in the fields of transport, energy, environment, planning, public policy, behavioral studies, and so on.

Key Features

  • Examines transport and domestics issues associated with energy from a behavioral perspective in both an interdisciplinary and comprehensive way
  • Offers an overview of current relevant research and the most recent developments
  • Provides rich information about future research trends and innovative insights into effective policymaking


Energy researchers, engineers, managers, consultants and planners. Energy policy makers. Graduate students in the area

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction of research on transport and energy
    Junyi Zhang
    2. The role of the transport sector in energy transition and climate change mitigation: Insights from an integrated assessment model
    Runsen Zhang
    3. Effects of green policies on household transport and energy consumption in Europe: a literature review
    Dujuan Yang and Harry Timmermans
    4. Energy consumption in the transport and domestic sectors: A household-level comparison between capital cities of Japan, China, and Indonesia
    Weiyan Zong, Junyi Zhang, Biying Yu, Enjian Yao and Chunfu Shao
    5. Travel choices, preferences and energy implications in the United States
    Wei-Shiuen Ng
    6. Children’s travel behavior and implication to transport energy consumption of household: A case study of three Australian cities
    Hitomi Nakanishi
    7. Residential location and commuting mode choices: Intrahousehold interaction modeling and its implications for energy policy
    Junyi Zhang
    8. Battery electric vehicles in China: ownership and usage
    Enjian Yao, Chunfu Shao, Fanglei Jin, Long Pan and Rui Zhang
    9. Impacts of shared mobility on energy consumption and emissions in China
    Biying Yu, Xiaoyi Li and Meimei Xue
    10. Rural migrant workers’ energy consumption in passenger transport and domestic sectors of China: case study from a social perspective
    Ying Jiang, Junyi Zhang and Linghan Zhang
    11. Japanese young people’s car ownership and usage: Research from an expenditure perspective
    Weiyan Zong, Junyi Zhang and Ying Jiang
    12. Behavioral research on transport and energy in the context of aviation
    Tuqiang Zhou and Junyi Zhang
    13. A systematic review on tourism energy consumption, sustainable tourism, and destination development: A behavioral perspective
    Linghan Zhang and Junyi Zhang
    14. Behavioral interventions for sustainable transportation: an overview of programs and guide for practitioners
    Reuven Sussman, Li Qin Tan and Christine E. Kormos
    15. Life-oriented household energy consumption research
    Weiyan Zong, Junyi Zhang and Ying Jiang
    16. To connect the past with the future
    Junyi Zhang

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: September 17, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162842
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128159651

About the Editor

Junyi Zhang

Junyi Zhang is a professor in the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering and Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation at Hiroshima University, Japan. His research fields include transportation planning, urban and regional planning, traffic engineering, environment and energy policies, tourism policy, and health policy. He is the author of more than 470 refereed papers in journals Transportation Research Part A, B, C, and D, Journal of Transport Geography, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Energy Policy, Energy, Climate Change, Annals of Tourism Research, and Tourism Management. He has also published a book with Elsevier, Transport and Energy Research: A Behavioral Perspective. He is the co-chair of WCTRS (World Conference on Transport Research Society) COVID-19 Task Force and a foreign fellow of the Engineering Academy of Japan. He has published 13 peer-reviewed pandemic-related papers in Transport Policy, Nature – Scientific Reports, Sustainable Cities and Society, Tourism Economics, and more.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering and Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima, Japan

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