Paul N. Leiby

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Alternative motor fuels have been advocated in the name of energy security, regional air quality, greenhouse gas emission reduction, and even economic savings. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 sets a goal of replacing 30 percent of conventional fuel use with alternative fuels by the year 2010. Earlier analysis using a single-period equilibrium model(More)
Between 1999 and 2003, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) made a preliminary effort to integrate an analysis of mitigation and adaptation to climate change impact vulnerabilities in two ways: top-down and bottom-up. This paper briefly describes these early experiments and summarizes their findings, both about climate change vulnerability reduction and(More)
Factors contributing to students' compliance with mass vaccination programs during meningococcal outbreaks have not been well described. A 1997 mass vaccination campaign at Michigan State University provided an opportunity to study such factors. Of 34,024 students in the target population, 17,538 (51.5%) were vaccinated in 5 days. Vaccination rates were(More)
New vehicle technologies and alternative fuels are believed to be key factors in improving energy security, air quality and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Proposed legislation (Securing America's Future Energy Act of 2001, Energy Policy Act of 2002) would extend very significant tax credits to hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Analyses using(More)
On September 7, 2006, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a national renewable fuels program (more commonly known as the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS program). The proposed program is designed to encourage the blending of renewable fuels into the U.S. motor vehicle fuels. Wider use of renewable fuels will result in less oil U.S.(More)
This paper examines how consumers and firms make decisions that have important implications about transportation energy use in the face of uncertainty, and how they form expectations that influence those decisions. These issues are considered with reference to how such behavior is represented in the Transportation Sector Module of the National Energy(More)
New vehicle technologies and alternative fuels are believed to be key factors in improving energy security, air quality and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Proposed legislation (Securing America's Future Energy Act of 2001, Energy Policy Act of 2002) would extend very significant tax credits to hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. Analyses using(More)
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