The Impacts of Biofuels on the Economy, Environment, and Poverty : A Global Perspective

Interest in biofuels began with oil shocks in the 1970’s, but the more rapid development and consumption of biofuel industry in recent years has been primarily driven by mandates, subsidies, climate change concerns, emissions targets and energy security. From 2004 to 2006, fuel ethanol grew by 26% a...

Full description

Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Timilsina, Govinda R. (Editor), Zilberman, David (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer New York 2014, 2014
Edition:1st ed. 2014
Series:Natural Resource Management and Policy
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
LEADER 02792nmm a2200361 u 4500
001 EB000739780
003 EBX01000000000000000591212
005 00000000000000.0
007 cr|||||||||||||||||||||
008 140602 ||| eng
020 |a 9781493905188 
100 1 |a Timilsina, Govinda R.  |e [editor] 
245 0 0 |a The Impacts of Biofuels on the Economy, Environment, and Poverty  |h Elektronische Ressource  |b A Global Perspective  |c edited by Govinda R. Timilsina, David Zilberman 
250 |a 1st ed. 2014 
260 |a New York, NY  |b Springer New York  |c 2014, 2014 
300 |a XVIII, 144 p. 58 illus., 51 illus. in color  |b online resource 
505 0 |a Biofuels: An Introduction of Market and Impacts -- Technologies, Production Costs, and Support Policies -- Biofuels and Global Food Crisis.-Impact on Land -- Biofuels and Poverty -- Oil Price and Biofuels -- Biofuels and Climate Change Mitigation -- Policies for Biofuels: Direct Subsidies to Biofuels vs. Carbon Tax to Fossil Fuels -- Political Economy of Biofuels 
653 |a Environmental Economics 
653 |a Environmental economics 
653 |a Agricultural Economics 
653 |a Energy Policy, Economics and Management 
653 |a Agricultural economics 
653 |a Energy policy 
653 |a Energy and state 
700 1 |a Zilberman, David  |e [editor] 
710 2 |a SpringerLink (Online service) 
041 0 7 |a eng  |2 ISO 639-2 
989 |b Springer  |a Springer eBooks 2005- 
490 0 |a Natural Resource Management and Policy 
856 |u https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0518-8?nosfx=y  |x Verlag  |3 Volltext 
082 0 |a 333.7 
520 |a Interest in biofuels began with oil shocks in the 1970’s, but the more rapid development and consumption of biofuel industry in recent years has been primarily driven by mandates, subsidies, climate change concerns, emissions targets and energy security. From 2004 to 2006, fuel ethanol grew by 26% and biodiesel grew by 172%. As biofuel production continues to expand, investments in capacity expansion and research and development have been made. The 2008 food crisis emphasized the need to re-examine biofuel consequences. Biofuels remain an important renewable energy resource to substitute for fossil fuels, particularly in the transportation sector, yet biofuels’ success is still uncertain. The future of biofuels in the energy supply mix relies on mitigating potential and improving the environmental gains. This book brings together leading authorities on biofuel from the World Bank to examine all of the impacts of biofuel (economic, social, environmental) within a unified framework and in a global perspective, making it of interest to academics in agricultural and environmental economics as well as industry and policy-makers