Impacts of the increasing automotive diesel consumption in the EU
The report investigates the impacts of the increasing automotive diesel consumption in the EU on the security of energy supply, energy efficiency, environmental performance and fuel production costs by 2010. This includes a critical review of a number of literature sources, complemented by the authors' analysis. The conclusions of the report are that the increased automotive diesel use in the EU will reflect onto negatives for the security of energy supply, reduced energy efficiency, increased greenhouse gas emissions and higher fuel production costs. The feasible solution of these drawbacks... is to improve petrol engine, making it comparable to diesel engine.