Title: Attaining Energy Security in Liquid Fuels Through Diverse U.S. Energy Alternatives
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2007/1278
Publication Date: 09/2007
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Oil & Natural Gas
Author: Peter C Balash (NETL)
Kenneth C. Kern (NETL)
Brian Schimmoler

This analysis posits the existence of a third, moderate-import position option that would enable the United States to achieve a much higher level of energy self-sufficiency without total market withdrawal. This middle ground is referred to as "advantageous interdependence." This analysis does not make specific recommendations for policy in support of any domestic energy alternatives or make budget recommendations for the research and development necessary to develop their associated technologies. Rather it presents the available alternative decision pathways and discusses the implications that analysis of each outcome implies.

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