Introducing Energy-Efficient Technology and Alternative Fuels

This session will focus on the potential of different technologies and alternative fuels to reduce the sector’s dependence on oil in the short and longer runs. But since one of the key issues is market uptake, focus will also be on how to bring fuel efficient technologies (e.g., drive-trains as hybrid or fuel cells and alternative fuels as synthetic biofuels or hydrogen) to markets -- the factors of success and barriers (e.g. performance, costs, standards).

The respective roles of government and the private sector will be highlighted, with special attention given to how government can better support research and innovation, and more generally, the right institutional framework for transforming technology over time.

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