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Public policies to implement alternative fuels in the road transport sector

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Rodrigues Teixeira, Ana Carolina [1] ; Machado, Pedro Gerber [2] ; Borges, Raquel Rocha [3] ; Mouette, Dominique [3]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Energy & Environm, Avenida Prof Luciano Gualberto 1289, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Imperial Coll London, Chem Engn Dept, London SW7 2AZ - England
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Arts, Sci Humanities, Rua Arlindo Bettio 1000, BR-05508010 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: TRANSPORT POLICY; v. 99, p. 345-361, DEC 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Over the last century, several public policies and programs focusing on the transport sector have been implemented, contributing to changes in the way fuels are consumed in the world. This paper aims to analyze the effects of public policies on fuel prices and consumption through a review of the legislation and a historical analysis from 1920 to 2019 of the political and economic contexts regarding different fuels. In order to do so, this paper uses Brazil as a case study. From combining historical fuel prices/consumption data and the policies implemented, it was possible to empirically identify the key policies that supported the increase of alternative fuels consumption. The results showed that most of the sanctioned legislation related to fuels regards taxes to control prices in the market, fuel production and commercialization. Besides, many of them were created for immediate situations to fit a specific need, not addressing important global environmental issues and disregarded any long-term planning. It is also concluded that there is a preference for developing and subsidizing business-asusual fuels that could provide energy security over more environmentally friendly options. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/09242-3 - Assessment of low carbon energy scenarios, impacts on public health and contributions to 2030 agenda
Grantee:Ana Carolina Rodrigues Teixeira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
Grantee:Julio Romano Meneghini
Support type: Research Grants - Research Centers in Engineering Program