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Audit Report: IG-0553

May 2, 2002 

Alternative Fuels Use at the Department of Energy

Since the 1970s, various strategies have been pursued to address concerns relating to U.S. dependence on foreign petroleum. The Department of Energy, by virtue of its mission, has been designated as a leader in this endeavor. As one element of its effort, the Department has set goals, based on statutory requirements, for replacing its own use of petroleum-based motor fuels with alternative fuels, such as compressed natural gas, propane, ethanol, bio-diesel, and electricity.