DIESEL AS CASE OF CONSUMER CHOICE IN ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT FUELS

TitleDIESEL AS CASE OF CONSUMER CHOICE IN ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORT FUELS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsCouse, JR
JournalJournal of Energy Engineering-Asce
Volume118
Issue2
Pagination95-108
ISBN Number0733-9402
Abstract

Transport fuel alternatives to gasoline and diesel offer the possibility of reducing sectoral emissions of greenhouse gases. Fiscal instruments can be designed to encourage the penetration of alternative transport fuels. Diesel fuel, as a conventional transport fuel, is a case of consumer choice in fuels or of fuel-switching away from gasoline. The reasons for this switch, particularly the impact of fuel taxation, are examined, it is concluded that the fiscal instruments to promote the penetration of alternative transport fuels for the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions can be successful under certain conditions. However, governments must take account of the risk of excessive fiscal revenue losses.

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