An assessment of the Alternative Fuels Utilization Program (AFUP) in the Department of Energy, Division of Transportation Energy Conservation is reported. A program plan is presented with goals, scope, and objectives, which are justified for federal involvement and that meet the Nation's needs. The transportation and transportation-energy systems in the U.S. consist largely of privately-owned companies that provide goods and services to individuals. The salient characteristic of this system is that it is a market system, even though some parts are dominated by a few large firms and orgainzations, and parts are regulated by the government. Decision-making processes and decisions that link alternative fuels R and D to the market should therefore be responsive to the nation's predominantly private energy system. This plan anticipates the failure of the market to achieve a timely commercialization of alternative fuels for transportation. The rationale for this position, and the basis of the AFUP is developed. The AFUP is a plan for government participation in alternative fuels R and D designed to foster the use of alternative fuels in the highway vehicle sector. (ERA citation 03:024624)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of California, Livermore

    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    Livermore, CA  United States  94550

    Department of Energy

    1000 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20585
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, C J
  • Publication Date: 1977-12-7

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  • Pagination: 73 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Contract Numbers: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM