Volume 19: Sustainable Energy Solutions for a Post-COVID Recovery towards a Better Future: Part II

Comparative Analysis of Transport Energy Consumption between High-speed Railway and Air Transport Rong Li, Guanlong Cao, Bo Qiu



Transportation is a big energy consumer especially for high-speed railway and air transport. This paper firstly compares passenger turnover and energy consumption between high-speed railway and air transport. Secondly, air transport mainly uses aviation kerosene, which has a relatively large impact on the environment, while high-speed railway is based on electricity. Moreover, this paper proposes a plan to provide electricity for high-speed railway derived from wind and solar energy. By comparison, it is concluded that high-speed railway is more environmentally friendly and more energy-efficient than air transport.

Keywords air transport, high-speed railway, resource shortage, energy consumption, environmentally

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