The subject of alternative fuels is extremely wide. This training material therefore focuses on the key aspects of a selection of alternative fuels, each one in its own individual section. As a prelude, the subject is set in context within the framework of transport and energy policies. The underlying training document should be provided with knowledge and skills in the following areas:
- Development status of the selected fuels and associated vehicles and infrastructure;
- Placing the use of alternative fuels in the context of existing energy and transport policy and the problem-solving strategies that are under discussion;
- Ability to independently evaluate the suitability of alternative fuels for achieving intended local, regional and global aims;
- Capacity to evaluate and present the emissions and environmental effects resulting from the use of alternative fuels in a differentiated manner;
- Evaluation of practical experiences gained during the initial use of alternative fuels;
- Classification of the existing trends and of the financial framework for the use of alternative fuels.
Non-Motorised Transport includes walking, cycling, small-wheeled transport (skates, skateboards, push scooters and hand carts) and wheelchair travel. These modes provide both recreation (they are an end in themselves) and transportation (they provide access to goods and activities), although users may consider a particular trip to serve both objectives. For example, some people will choose to walk or cycle rather than drive because they enjoy the activity, although it takes longer.