U.S. Virgin Islands Transportation Petroleum Reduction Plan

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


This NREL technical report determines a way for USVI to meet its petroleum reduction goal in the transportation sector. It does so first by estimating current petroleum use and key statistics and characteristics of USVI transportation. It then breaks the goal down into subordinate goals and estimates the petroleum impacts of these goals with a wedge analysis. These goals focus on reducing vehiclemiles, improving fuel economy, improving traffic flow, using electric vehicles, using biodiesel and renewable diesel, and using 10% ethanol in gasoline. The final section of the report suggests specific projects to achieve the goals, and ranks the projects according to cost, petroleum reduction, time frame, and popularity.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages51
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-7A40-52565


  • biodiesel
  • E10
  • Edin, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • electric vehicles
  • energy development
  • ethanol
  • EV
  • fuel economy
  • island nations
  • public transit
  • renewable diesel
  • rideshare
  • St. Croix
  • St. John
  • St. Thomas
  • telecommute
  • telework
  • traffic flow
  • traffic planning
  • transportation
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • VMT
  • wedge analysis


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