ALCOHOL AS AN ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION FUEL. OPERATIONAL ISSUES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
This study is based on the assumption that although the need to reduce GHG emissions is acknowledged in developing countries, decisions to effect change are often made on the basis of economic and other social goals which are prioritized by national governments. This report emphasizes not only the impacts on emission levels but highlights some of the non-atmospheric costs and benefits that can be derived locally from opting for alternative fuels. The potential to utilize alcohol fuels in the transportation sector depends on the physical resources available. Additionally, the institutional setting, including land-use and ownership policies, the taxation structure and the availability and cost of capital, determines to a large extent whether or not the available resources in a given setting can be economically utilized. This and the rate at which the transportation fuels are consumed, are often much greater factors than physical resource potentials in determining the potential role of alternative fuels.
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Stockholm Environmental InstituteS-11385 Stockholm, Sweden
- Cornland, D W
- Publication Date: 1996
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Air quality management; Alcohol fuels; Alternate fuels; Conservation; Developing countries; Land use
- Uncontrolled Terms: Resource management
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00730688
- Record Type: Publication
- ISBN: 9188714225
- Report/Paper Numbers: SEI-AEDC-1
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 3 1997 12:00AM