The overall situation for transport energy and alternative liquid fuels does not justify the description of crisis. Certainly there is considerable need for research and development on all technical and economic issues concerned. The allocation of funds for economic and technical research in energy use, however, should have some relationship with the relative importance of the separate issues. When one looks at what is going on in energy research and development it is observed that solar and nuclear issues receive a substantial proportion of the energy research budget and the technical and economic problems of production of liquid fuels and their absorption into the energy economy very little. The facts of the matter would appear to be that these priorities should be reversed. The production of energy and options for alternative means of production depend on the possibilities of use of that energy. It is the latter that needs investigation. (TRRL)

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  • Pagination: p. 46-51

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  • Accession Number: 00329652
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM