Achieving Our Energy Goals: Alternative Transportation Fuels
February 6, 2009, Noon -1:30 p.m.
Room 202/203 Capitol Visitors Center, Senate Side
The transportation sector, which accounts for nearly 30 percent of U.S. energy consumption, has a significant role to play in achieving the dual goals of reducing the nation’s carbon footprint and increasing our energy security. Alternative fuels and fuel technologies will be an important part of the policy mix. This briefing provided an overview of alternative fuel options for passenger vehicles, exploring their advantages, disadvantages, and technological readiness, and also discussed policy instruments that could help the U.S. attain its energy goals.
Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
President, SAE International
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Senior Consultant, CRA International Email | Bio
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Director of Research, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Bio
Vehicles Policy Director, Natural Resources Defense Council Bio