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Alternative Fossil-Based Transportation Fuels : Economic Benefits and Environmental Concerns

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): RAND Corporation

Author(s): Michael Toman; Aimee E. Curtright; David S. Ortiz; Joel Darmstadter; Brian Shannon


Type: Brief


Alternative fuels derived from oil sands and from coal liquefaction can cost-effectively diversify fuel supplies, but neither type significantly reduces U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions enough to arrest long-term climate change.