Road Transport: The Cost of Renewable Solutions

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This paper was prepared by IRENA. The paper benefitted from an internal IRENA review, as well as valuable comments and guidance from: Francois Cuenot (IEA), Emmanuel Desplechin (Novozymes), Anselm Eisentraut (IEA), Lew Fulton (University of California at Davis), Ari Lampinen (Stromstad Academy), Olaf Schilgen (E-mobility expert), Elina Virtanen (UPM) and Michael Wang (Argonne National Laboratory).

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ROAD TRANSPORT: THE COST OF RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS

June 2013